The Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition, with the processing capabilities of four threads, delivers more computing capabilities that enable you to explore new ways to accomplish and enjoy performance-intensive tasks on your PC.
Processor Socket: Intel Socket T LGA-775
Processor Class: Intel Pentium Extreme Edition
Number of Processor Cores: Dual-core
Processor Speed: 3730
Product Title: Intel Pentium Extreme Edition Dual-Core 965 3.73GHz Processor
Power Score: 4.0 | 8 Reviews
Processor Speed + Class
Processor Speed: 3.73 GHz
Bus Speed: 1066 MHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
L2 Cache Size: 4 MB
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Included Fan Type: ATX
Frequency Band: Bus/Core Ratio: 14 sSpec Number: sl9an CPUID String: 0F64h Execute Disable Bit
Process Technology: 65 nm
Product Model: 965
Brand Name: Intel
Processor Technology: Virtualization Technology
Thermal Specification: 155.5F (68.6C)
Product Line: Pentium Extreme Edition
Product Reviews (8)
Intel 965 processor speed long but work is declinigand on the other hand multitasking is not available NOT GOOD PERFORMER.
Strengths: Not too fast as i wanted. 3.73 GHz but not fully Creative .FSB :1066 Mhz One Should buy Better AMD athlon FX Processor. Because it is only fore the amatures games Not for Me at all!!!!
Weakness: Many. 69+ C while playing far cry and when i added Heatsinks of $229.99 It goes only onto 55+c It can't satisfy anyone in the sky-touching price???
VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY AND Very bad processor. It lags at the cost that goes onto $1056.99 that is really bad.FOR NO ONE. SO don't Buy This One.
By anonymous; - Aug 22, 2007
Hang on ... we're gonna go real fast now ...
Strengths: BAM! Rockin the house with this 965 processor. (see below)
Weakness: HEAT, HEAT, HEAT as with all high end processors (see below)
Started with the D830 on the Intel D955XBX MB. kick butt throughput. Okay, next level. Toss in the 965 w/HT enabled ... shazam! almost a 45% throughput increase and a reduction in power consumption due to the 65nm process. Intel warns everyone using these high end processors to use approved cases for extended cooling abilities ... OK. my box is an Antec TX1088 series, but the previous model to...
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Started with the D830 on the Intel D955XBX MB. kick butt throughput. Okay, next level. Toss in the 965 w/HT enabled ... shazam! almost a 45% throughput increase and a reduction in power consumption due to the 65nm process.
Intel warns everyone using these high end processors to use approved cases for extended cooling abilities ... OK. my box is an Antec TX1088 series, but the previous model to INTEL's recommendation. it has one fan for the graphics card ... not good enough - Enter the HOLE SAW - cutting a 4 1/8" in the side of the case and installing a 5.25" fan WITH a *FOUR* wire fan & grille, proved most beneficial and exceeds the airflow requirements for the CPU. the fan on the CPU is directly in it's airflow path along with the CPU ps components and the 4 Corsair xms2 1024 677 MHz memory chips
this box has 1 raptor in antec hd cooler, 3 250G deskstars, 2 cd/dvd DL burners & SB X-Fi Fata1ity - all powered by Antec 500W ps
at 100% load for several hours, the entire rig doesn't get hotter than 40C internal/60C CPU - total of SEVEN fans (2) front intake - (2) side (5.25 intake, 80mm exhaust)- (2) rear exhaust (1) top above PS (not counting cpu, ps and ATI card fans) BTW: no, it is not noizy either (3 fans are antec automatics) my refrigerator makes more noize.
this works - most older cases can be modified to increase overall airflow - hey, water cooled is good too as it will be the next project for the Intel D975XBX2 board w/qx6700 I build next month.
good luck - intel is on track with the upcoming products (did ya hear the one about the dual quad cores? it's coming!)
By 577traveler - Jan 24, 2007
Pros and Cons of Pentium 965
Strengths: The processor is really cool and fast, would highly recommend this
Weakness: Too over price.... Should be at most $650
Intel and the retailers overprices everything especially this Intel Pentium Extreme Processor 965. If they made it cheaper I would totally love to buy this cool processor and if i remember it correctly, it is the last line of the intel pentium processors.
By Pentium Extreme 965; - Oct 2, 2006
Strengths: its pretty fast and installation went w/out a hitch. runs pretty stable and i overclocked to 4.05 on a coolermaster centurion.
Weakness: why would anyone buy this with the new core 2 extreme on the market at only $100 more?? i really wish i had waited two extra months and gotten a conroe.
Intel should do a engineer swap with a company like ZALMAN who know how to design heatsinks and fans. As much as this puppy cost you would think they would supply a decent heatsink and fan.
By mauhor - Sep 7, 2006
Superior Performance, 965 is the KING
Strengths: Excellent Performance, Low Heat, Excellent OC capabilities if used with i975X M/B
Weakness: Price :(
Super Overclocking. Using Asus P5WD2-E Premium and Overclocked to 4.5Ghz without any issues. Excellent Perormance. Even with Intel Stocked HSF the Temp is 50c avg. Hopefully Intel will cut prices on these Giants.
By anonymous; - Jul 17, 2006