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AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor

  • 3600MHz Hyper Transports
  • 65 nm Agena
  • 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache
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Like the superheroes of old, the AMD Phenom streaks out of the night to lay waste to your enemies. The 9600 has 4 cores that run at 2.3GHz. The 4 core Phenom processor has L1 and L2 caches for each core 2MB of L3 cache is available to be shared to handle really heavy loads or large data sets.

Memory transfers get faster than ever. HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode allows up to 16.0GB/s of bandwidth. Add that to the 17.1GB/s from the integrated memory controller for an amazing 33.1GB/s of memory bandwidth. This unprecedented bandwidth is needed to feed the data hungry AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture cores.

You'd think that all of this power would be too hot to handle. Think again. AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 2.0 technology works with CoolCore Technology to minimize heat while keeping power and efficiency up. Now the cores can shut down unused parts of the processor when not in use. This saves power and helps to reduce the amount of heat generated. This function is built in so there's no need for drivers or BIOS updates.

  • newegg AMD64 Quad-core Technology AMD64 is designed to enable simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. With Quad-core technology, four complete processor cores on a single die run at the same frequency to deliver exceptional multi-tasking power, allowing users to surge through the most demanding processing loads, including advanced multitasking, critical business productivity, complicated visual design and modeling, serious gaming, and visually stunning digital media and entertainment.
  • newegg Integrated DDR2 DRAM Memory Controller The AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-core processor is integrated with a DDR2 DRAM memory controller capable of supporting unbuffered DRAM. The integrated memory controller changes the way the processor accesses main memory, resulting in increased bandwidth, reduced memory latencies, and enhanced processor performance.
  • newegg HyperTransport Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase communication speeds between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment. With HT 3.0 technology the AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-core processor enjoys 3600MHz system bus speeds.
  • newegg AMD Cool'n'Quiet 2.0 Technology AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 2.0 technology is an enhanced solution available on AMD Phenom X4 processor-based systems that can effectively lower power consumption and enable a quieter-running system while delivering performance-on-demand.
  • newegg AMD Virtualization Virtualization on desktop computers allows a single PC to act like multiple virtual machines. AMD Virtualization can enable client computers to seamlessly support multiple operating environments. And it also helps make it easier for PC enthusiasts to upgrade and maintain their PCs through emulation.
  • newegg AMD CoolCore Technology AMD CoolCore Technology reduces processor energy consumption by turning off unused parts of the processor. Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle so that energy is saved without compromising performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2014 5:22:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Reliable, decent clock speed

Cons: N/A

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  • william m.
  • 4/16/2013 9:32:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamd processor

Pros: always love amd never a problem

Cons: none

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  • Brandon L.
  • 9/23/2012 11:37:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good CPU for the price I got it at (Free), but it runs good overall, although I do need to get some thermal paste for it, which I'm trying to order. Having paypal issues.

Cons: None really, either than the CPU loads my OS a bit slow but it runs decent on everything else.

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  • Timothy N.
  • 10/27/2011 4:29:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDefective cores

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Had this CPU for about 2 years now. Very shortly after owning it I started having blue screens. Had to crank the voltage up to 1.30 and turn the clock down to 2.2ghz for it to run stable. Turns out #3 core is defective, and is common.

Other Thoughts: I would personally choose another CPU than this.

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  • Johnathon l.
  • 9/15/2011 4:04:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat processor

Pros: well ive had this processor for some time now and its a great processor and still running like a charm might have to get a better heat sink for it though lol i would so recommend this if they would still be selling them lol.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: great processor for the money thats for sure

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  • Thomas J.
  • 5/31/2011 11:51:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWas fun while it lasted

Pros: Ran all modern apps with this processor.

It was a great processor. This was a processor that supposedly suffered from an erratum which made AMD add a patch to it which slowed its performance. However I disabled the patch on mine and never suffered from this "erratum".

Cons: Couldn't last gen games and apps that used only 1 CPU core because of the 2.3ghz clock speed.

Couldn't over clock much

Other Thoughts: The pc I had with this processor died after 2 years 7 months. The processor might still work, but when I rebuilt my pc I not only replaced the fried motherboard, but the phenom 9600BE 2.3ghz quad core with an 3.2 ghz Athlon ii x3 450 and a new power supply to be on the safe side.

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  • Arthur S.
  • 5/19/2011 4:53:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU, Even Two Years Later

Pros: This CPU is FAST and reliable. I installed in my custom machine with the stock fan/heat sink and have had no problems at all with this setup. I've run this CPU with Windows XP (32-bit) and Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit) since day 1. After Windows 7 came out I installed the 64-bit version of that (Home Premium, again - and yeah, it's a triple-boot system). I have run numerous programs, including games, photo editing software (such as Lightroom 3) and various video editing software.

Whatever problems the other reviewers I having I assume must be with their particular setups. I paired my CPU with a Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-UD5P mainboard and 8 GB of RAM (I know Windows XP can't harness the potential, but Vista and 7 can) and I have been nothing but pleased.

Every few weeks I poke around at the new CPUs that are out there and can't think of a good reason to upgrade. This CPU may be older but it is still a solid performer even with demanding applications.

Cons: The only real con I can think of is that this CPU has gotten older. There are faster ones out there today that don't cost much.

It draws 95 watts, but other AMD processors draw even more (don't know about Intel CPUs).

Other Thoughts: I am only writing this review because I am perplexed by the people who have had what they describe as monumental problems. I can’t understand what they might be doing wrong. I’ve built custom PCs since 2000 and had my fair share of issues, but this installation could not have been simpler or more trouble-free. This CPU is blazing fast and will handle just about anything current software can through at it.

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  • Junhyuk K.
  • 3/25/2011 5:06:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood chip

Pros: it works nicely. three years and still running good

Cons: none

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  • James S.
  • 2/20/2011 10:55:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMine won't work X64

Pros: Works great on XP 32 bit.

Cons: I used this CPU with a 32 bit XP system for about 2 years. I built a budget PC, moved this CPU to it and installed Windows 7 X64. I had to disable core 2 and core 3 in the bios and make it a dual core to get this CPU to run with Windows 7 x64 without BSODs. It's a common problem with this CPU. Some people are lucky and it works, but a lot are not. It's obsolete now anyway, but I was just confirming that AMD released a defective product for 64 bit Operating systems.

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  • Tom T.
  • 1/22/2011 10:52:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints

Pros: This thing has been running quick & cool for over 2 years now with zero issues. I'm actually surprised at how it never gets too hot.

Cons: Windows 7 fails to take advantage of all the cores. Lame! This is not in every case but sometimes certain processes will start dogging and when you go look, only one CPU is pegged, the rest are idle.

Other Thoughts: Ubuntu really took advantage of the multi-core capabilities. Windows 7 has somewhat failed in that department. Our enterprise systems running Intel procs absolutely take better advantage of all cores.

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