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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Processor 3.0 GHz 12 MB Cache Socket LGA775

4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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  • L2 Cache : 12 MB
  • FSB Speed : 1333 MHz
  • VID Voltage Range : 0.8500V-1.3625V

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 13.2 x 7.9 cm ; 386 g
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Item model number: BX80569Q9650
  • ASIN: B001D86S3G
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 25 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,435 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Core 2 Quad - Q9650 - 3 GHz - Socket 775 - L2 cache - 12 MB

From the Manufacturer

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 brings four computing cores running at 3.00 GHz in a single processor for the ultimate in efficiency and performance. It features 12 MB of L2 cache and a 1333 MHz front side bus, and it uses the LGA775 socket for wide compatibility with motherboards. The processor features Intel's 45nm architecture and delivers multimedia experiences with greater speed and responsiveness. With the Q9650, demanding users can now accomplish more in less time.



With four cores, you'll experience outstanding performance and better efficiency.


The Core 2 Quad Q9650 lets you enjoy a smooth and high-quality multimedia experience.


Intel's Intelligent Power Capability ensures optimal energy efficiency.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Processor features:

  • Four computing cores running at 3.00 GHz.
  • 12 MB of L2 cache.
  • 1333 MHz front side bus.
  • Multimedia acceleration for editing HD video without hiccups.


Stunning Performance Runs Latest Software with Ease
Starting with Intel's revolutionary new high-efficiency, high-performance 45nm processor technology, Intel engineers decided to go one step farther in the performance department. By including 12 MB of shared L2 cache and a front side bus speed of 1333 MHz, the Q9650 processor pushes the technological innovation envelope farther than ever before.

For users, this means the latest and most advanced software applications can open and run faster with superior responsiveness. When used with the latest multimedia software and next-generation games, dropped frames, long waiting times, and stuttering performance are things of the past.

New Technologies Provide Higher Performance and Better Energy Efficiency
By using hafnium, a naturally occurring element, Intel engineers were able to shrink the size of new Intel processors and pack more computing technology into less space. The processor also features Intel's Intelligent Power Capability, which allows it to turn off parts of itself when it isn't in use. The result is improved performance with less energy wastage and a reduction of heat and noise.

Intel has packed the Core 2 Quad Q9650 with cutting-edge technologies for better performance. Wide Dynamic Execution allows the processor to do more tasks simultaneously by enabling the delivery of more instructions per clock cycle. Intel's Advanced Smart Cache technology improves performance by physically placing data closer to the processing cores. And Smart Memory Access, which increases available data bandwidth, means you'll experience less slowdown while multi-tasking, so you can get more done.

Multimedia Acceleration for Faster Content Creation
If you are editing HD video, manipulating professional-grade photos, or working with music, the Q9650 will let your computer keep up with your imagination. The processor features Intel's Advanced Digital Media Boost for accelerating performance of a wide range of applications including video, gaming, speech and image, and photo processing among others. Additionally, Intel's HD Boost technology further improves the performance of SSE4-optimized applications, such as video editing and encoding in high definition.

Fewer Multi-tasking Slowdowns
With four processing cores, you'll be able to juggle more projects and more applications without experiencing the slowdown that you typically see with traditional single-core processors. Processing tasks are split up and distributed to the four different cores so the Q9650 doesn't get bogged down.

Get a Leg Up on the Latest Games
Next-generation gaming is more than just pretty environments and smooth motion. Behind the incredible visual realism of waterfalls or the unlucky ricochet of a bullet are intense, high-speed calculations of asset streaming, terrain generation, 3D rendering, and physics effects. When running select next-generation games, each of the cores in the Q9650 can be dedicated to each of these individual processes, resulting in smoother, more lifelike graphics and further blurring the line between virtual and reality.

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 is backed by a three-year warranty.




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I installed this on my HP media center 8525f running Ubuntu 14.04 and I couldn't run it for more than 2 hours without it crashing and restarting my pc, usually via the infamous "kernel crash" of ubuntu where caps lock and scroll lock keep flashing indicating a kernel failure. There may be some kernel upgrades that MAY fix this, but I didn't think it was worth my time or it could potentially mess up something else, it's definitely not plug and play on Ubuntu.

After running some performance benchmarks, it wasn't even a considerate performance upgrade from my old processor (Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700).

Not worth it, unless you're running Windows which I read it does work well for.
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This is a really good CPU, especially when overclocking to 3.6 GHZ with FSB at 1600. Fan wasn't included but it’s no big deal since Intel stock fans are not really good for overclocking. I've match the CPU with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO fan, Asus Mobo P5P43TD Pro and Corsair RAM all certified for overclocking and 1600 Mhz FSB. The result is a CPU at 45 degrees Celsius at full load and a stable system cable of high performance even if its king of old. I recommend the CPU for socket 775 owners who want to overclock and get most out of their system without buying a whole new computer.
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Since I was stuck with a dell motherboard this was the best CPU I could get. Not regretting the purchase, I am getting awesome results even better then I expected. Went from a Q8200 which had issues with some of the loads it was placed upon, to this and the result is magic. Although I must confess I also increase the PSU, gpu and ram at the same time.

Was using the Q9650 with the old dell stock heatsink and getting temperatures under 70 C at full load, dropped to 50 C when I got a better one.
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Intel and its Quad core i must i never have been more happy by the results its fast,smooth,and powerful enough to handle the latest games.i recommend to anyone if you are getting the quad 2 core series get the 3.0 version it saves up the extra power and has a better range of performance.
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