Phenom II X4 960T
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Phenom II X4 960T Performance Specification
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3 GHz
4 cores
4 threads
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95W
45nm
Socket AM3
64 Bit
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Phenom II X4 960T Game Requirement Analysis

Phenom II X4 960T is an energy efficient processor based on the 45nm, K10 architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.0GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.


The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.


It is a powerful processor whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.


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I'm looking at upgrading to the X6 1055T then overlocking it. The ratings say it is already better and if I overclock then it would be a lot better right? I found one for $50 on eBay and I'm wondering if I should cop or not.

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Oced to 4GHz stable and damnnn this cpu is a little beast.

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Can someone suggest a GPU for me with no/little bottleneck?

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I hate that I attempt to overclock this chip even at under 10c I still couldnt achive 4.5 ghz stable WTF WTF, I tried so many voltages even the highest it will go still wrong, screw whoever got this cpu past 4.5ghz, I have good motherboard msi 990fxa gd65, and enough psu wattage antac 630watts, I hate my chip, why I had to get bad one :(

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Hey guys i plan on overclocking this soon once I get a aftermarket heat sink and what is the "sweet" spot for the overclock?

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Its not that simple, every chip have its own sweet spot, you need to find it yourself
start with this

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is it better to buy this and unlock it to a 6 core processor, or buy a x6 1090 or something like that

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Really depends on your requirements for the sysyem. If you do video editing and 6 cores is a must, don't take the risk and just go with an X6. If you're mostly going to be gaming, an X4 is fine and the chance to get an X6 is a bonus (I went woth the 960t for this purpose.) As a heads-up, I needed an aftermarket cooler to prevent overheating once I umlocked.

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Andreas414 nailed it exactly. If you really need the 6 cores get a X6 if you only really need the 4 cores (gaming) get this and see if you get lucky and get 6 cores. The reason these are sold as X4 is because something is wrong with one or both of the locked cores. Sometimes it is simply they don't hit the thermal envelopes like Andreas'2 and you need an after market cooler. Sometimes the locked cores just don't work.

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Yeah, but only if you can get it nowadays. Most of the Phenom IIs are discontinued except for the 965, 955, and some of the X6s. Amazon may have some, but I don't know..

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i overclocked mine to 4.4 ghz and put the voltage 1.60 but it gives me really bad fps in bf3 anyone know whats wrong?

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Dear god, 1.60 mV?? That is an overvoltage risk! You should only bump voltages by a small amount at a time! Are you watercooling or on air? Try setting the voltage to 1.35 mV or 1.4 mV and then run prime95. Try not to go over 1.45 mV, ok? This should fix your fps problem.

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ok thanks thumbs up :P

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You're welcome :D I have a slightly higher OC than you and I'm at 1.375 mV on a CM Hyper 212+ with no stability issues. Once you adjust voltages, you should run prime95 for several hours to make sure there are no stability issues. Once you have, try out BF3 again and report back with results.

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i put the voltage to 1.45 and reduced the overclock to 4ghz and i unlocked the two extra cores. im gunna test out bf3 now.

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thanks man. bf3 runs like a dream:P

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You're welcome, congrats on the unlock as well :D

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Could only unlock mine to 5 cores @4014ghz am so sad :(
My motherboard is MSi785gtm-e45
i tried uping the voltage to 1.50volts still could not get the six core to work i only get to windows 7 loading screen. then my computer restarts

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On air cooling 1.50 Volts may destroy your CPU.

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Just got this CPU a few days ago, and have been very impressed thus far. Unlocked to six cores with Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P mobo by simply enabling core unlocking on the Advanced BIOS settings; on 4 cores, got a 7.3 CPU rating on Windows Experience Index.

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did anyone ever happened if you unlocked 2 extra core the system become unstable or something like that, some errors?

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Still when the advanced clock calibration feature is available on a specific mobo (not all have it..), not all guarantee the needed stability! It's not worked out optimal in my opinion and you should always stresstest with software like Prime95 ;)

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just did it and my PSU is pretty louder, TDP is 160 W ?? and my motherboard cannot read the temperature and it says 0 C…. is that normal or?

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Yes sadly once you unlock the cpu the temperatures can not be read. Which I don't like since i love to see what my cpu's high and low temps are during high demanding games.

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