Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3 GHz 12 MB Cache Quad-Core CPU Processor SLB8W LGA 775

4.7 10 reviews

USD98.04

Details
Frequency:3000 MHz, Bus speed:1333 MHz. Clock multiplier:9, Data width:64 bit. 4 cores, L2 cache:2 x 6 MB. Warranty:3 months, fully tested in perfect working condition. Please consult us whether support your motherboard before buying.
Reviews
User says:

as old as this cpu is its still very good used it to upgrade many dell OptiPlex with core 2 duo cpu as long as you can install most current bios this chip works in many systems that use the older socket 775 as long as it supported a q6600 also this chip is much faster then the q6600 as it has 4 megs more cache and faster front side bus

User says:

I put this in a computer I built back in 2007. Now I can play modern games. Seriously, I can play GTA 5, Far Cry, Fallout 4... It's amazing what the best processor of 10 years ago cost then vs now. If you have an older, upgradeable computer sitting around, for god's sake upgrade it. Totally worth it.

User says:

I am very happy with this purchase. I put it an a refurbished HP enterprise class desktop I coverted into a server for my Plex hosting. The Plex transcoder service is a cpu hog and I have serveral friends that like to stream my media. All my friends say that everything works great on their end and the cpu handles all the traffic well. The 12 mb of cache is definitely noticeable, very happy with every thing.

User says:

Great processor, the best my old Dell Optiplex 755 can support. So far it handles everything I throw at it. I was pleasantly surprised to realize that this processor and my motherboard both support VT-d virtualization technology, so I installed Ubuntu Server on it and some virtual machines to use for testing software on.

User says:

It worked and gave a boost to an old system. A word of caution though, it may not work on some motherboards as I tried it first on an HP unit and didn't work but when I installed it on another mb, it worked. Both mb's are socket 775 but I think the HP mb has some restrictions and I found out later on their website that it only supports certain 775 cpu's. So research your mb first before buying.

User says:

What can I say about a processor, it works as designed ir it doesn't. This does. Benchmarks from mt DUO core vs, this QUAD core is noticeably faster for loading apps. Old CPU was a 25 second load for the full Photoshop app. Believe it or not, 3 seconds with the QUAD. However startup and internet speeds are the same.

User says:

I wanted to upgrade my socket 775 computer. This cpu was a reasonable compromise. There are one or two faster socket 775 cpu chips available but they are cost prohibitive.

User says:

Good for 2018 gaming. Quad Core 3.0Ghz is the sweet spot. Pair it with like a 970GTX or something

User says:

Super affordable upgrade if you need it. Really speeds things up.

User says:

replaced a Q6600 with this. much faster and lower power