Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)
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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.
Summary: I bought this to upgrade my PC, so that I can watch and edit HD video files from my video camera, and it works great. It comes with heatsink and fan, and the heat sink is pre-coated with a layer of heat paste so no need to buy extra.
Summary: This is a likeable CPU and in the mid-2009 represented a "must have" for budget PC builds. The competitor's new product line and pricing leaves this in a little bit of doubt if you plan to never use more than one graphics card for gaming or the new USB 3 peripherals. Stock cooler produces temperatures of around 35c (12 tdelta) and 47c (24c tdelta) with a PC case with standard two fans (Cool N Quiet disabled for gaming performance).
Summary: Combined with my Gigabyte motherboard, I managed to turn this boring old dual-core CPU into a quad core, via a very simple BIOS tweak. While not everyone will be able to do this- it depends on whether or not the quad-core die this chip was built from has survived intact- it certainly makes it very attractive. For all that though, even with only two cores running this is an excellent CPU for the money. It runs cool and quiet, and completely stable. I can't fault it.