Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition2 C2 3.4 GHz 4x 512 KB 6 MB 2 GHz 17x 0.850 - 1.425 140 W AM3 August 13, 2009
I think that's why.
Picked up a 965BE on sale recently from ewiz and it hit 4.0ghz no problem on stock voltage. You could probably hit 4.4-4.5ghz with good cooling and higher voltage.
Wife's computer so it isn't a must. But I do currently have her's mounted with CoolerMaster 212Plus on it so OC'ing it would not be an issue.
Just debating on if this is going to give a visible boost for her or not. Her current rig is the 810 Deneb, Sandisk Extreme 240gb SSD, a GTX 460, with 8gb RAM. Yes I know I should probably upgrade her GPU first but I am considering moving up to a 7870 or a 7950 so she would get my 5850 which would still be a step up.