Summary: I use it for HP A6700Y. I changed A6700Y's CPU from X4 9150e to X4 9550. >Power Off >Door Open >Remove CPU FAN & HEAT SINK >Remove 9150E >Cleaning >Insert 9550 >Paste Silicone Grease >Set original Heat Shink and CPU FAN >CMOS reset >Door Close >Power ON >Win7 Ult find new CPU and install new cpu...
For fairly old architecture it's great. Big bang for little bucks!
7 January 2012
Summary: Got this for a PC that I was building for my wife for her Christmas present, to get her off of an ancient HP Pavillion 1.3GHZ system. She seems very pleased with this. I haven't been too impressed with benchmarks I've seen online with this processor when compared to my 9750 which is only .2GHZ...
Highly recommend if you are a gamer, or encode videos.
7 October 2011
Summary: Just upgraded from an AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.9 GHZ Brisbane. There is NO comparison to the speed of this Phenom. I have it overclocked to 2.51 stable running at 79 degrees with a 15 dollar Coolermaster Heatsink. I know some people say this CPU runs hot, but I can't get it to run over 85 degrees, period.
Summary: I've used this chip on a number different builds. The performance for gaming with a single mid-range GPU is complementary, with no bottle neck. It encodes video at an efficient rate and multitasks nicely.
Summary: I have built my PCs with AMDs since 1998...with the exception of the OVERPRICED i7s, the AMD chips will out perform those Intel chips...don't get caught up in the Intel advertising...try an AMD and you will be amazed with the performance and cost!...I'm an AMD CPU fan for life!...