PCWizKid has reviewed earlier the Phenom II X4 955 BE, today we review the latest Flagship model from AMD, the Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU. This unlocked black edition has a default core speed of 3.4Ghz with a multiplier at x17 which promises greater overclocking capabilities. Unlike the Phenom II X4 955 version which is a 125Watt CPU this one is 140Watts so keep that in mind if overclocking, it will demand more power and get hotter. Like with all AM3 socket CPU's a major advantage of owning a previous AM2+ board and DDR2 ram gives you the possible option to reusing the same board and memory with this AM3 CPU. You should always check your manufacturers website for the AM2 board to see if it supports the AM3 CPU or if it requires a BIOS update (which in most cases they do need one) for the AM3 CPU to be recognized properly. This can save you hundreds of dollars in having to buy a AM3 board and DDR3.
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