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AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)
7.7 out of 10

AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)

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Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Rick Friar, Amazon
20 February 2015
Overall 10
10

Would recommend.

Mark C. "Pentax Cameras", Amazon
10 February 2015
  • Summary: Timely delivery. Very well packaged. It was (as advertised) a Phenom II X2 550. It works. Would recommend.
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Overall 8
8.0

bought a used one, saved about 50 bucks. ...

Bruce W., Amazon
3 November 2014
  • Summary: bought a used one, saved about 50 bucks. very fast, I only have 4 gig memory but it is night and day compared to my old system. I'm running a msi 7641 board that cost less then the drive. I'm not a gamer but this thing is fast.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but no fan

Paul Mormoris "paul", Amazon
30 July 2014
  • Summary: For some reason when the processor was delivered it didn't come with a heat sink so I used my old cooler master hyper 212 cpu cooler. This is over kill for what I use the processor for (bookkeeping) but I suppose if I want better performance I can always over clock it. All in all it's a good low end cpu and I would recommend it for basic computing.
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Overall 10
10

Still running strong 2 years latter

Just_a_guy, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: This is an amazing chip. Some of the chips can be unlocked to add an extra core, mine wasnt one of them. Chip is still as fast today as it was when I installed it. This chip has handled everything I have thrown at it. Audio and video editing, photoshop, and even CAD work have been no problem for this chip.
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Overall 10
10

Terrific

Spread the word, Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this processor used a couple of years ago. The seller did a great job with it and included a stock cooler which came in handy. He thoughtfully cleaned off all the thermal pasted from the heat sink. This processor has exceeded all my expectations. The best thing about it is that it was unlocked by my motherboard and has four fully functioning cores. I can't say enough good stuff about it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast processor for the money.

trek_bicycler, Amazon
6 February 2014
  • Summary: It is also unlocked for overclocking. It also has a large level 3 cache which might account for some of its speed.
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Overall 6
6.0

I don't know if it's AMD or me

norm, Amazon
13 January 2014
  • Summary: I have a Gigabyte, GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard and have tried multiple AMD processors with it. A phenom II X4 955 black edition, two of those and this 550 cpu. All three ran great and then just died. I tried a zalmon cnps9900 cooling fan, I like it btw. but did not help in the end. I do not know why they failed, it may be in the way I set up the bios or somthing in the motherboard, or it could just be AMD. I don't know.
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Overall 10
10

AMD Phenom II Processor

SGBaker "sgb22741", Amazon
6 November 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this item and it arrived on schedule. The instructions provided in the box were easy to follow and the Fan/Heatsink were ready to go out of the box. I had no trouble installing it into my motherboard and it worked just great when I fired up the PC. Great product and I would recommend highly.
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Overall 6
6.0

It works

DG, Amazon
28 October 2013
  • Summary: I was hoping to unlock the other two cores on the processor to make it a X4 but they were bad so I had to keep it in X2 mode. It only takes mild nerd level and youtube to figure out how to unlock the other cores. Other than that it has worked well for the C.O.D games so far. I also overclocked it to a 3.3ghz and no issues.
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