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.
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.
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.
Summary: This one was the best buy at the time, considering its price and performances (and power consumption too). It served me so well, even if I was able to unlock only 3 cores with an Asus motherboard, but it depends on luck only, as these processors are downgraded 4-cores cpu for a reason...
Summary: Since i got this processor I haven't had any flaws at playing, none of the games has ever flicker or anything like it! I haven't overclocked it or anything like it, I always play at 1920x1080 titles like the assassins games, all the need for speed games.
Summary: I have always been an Intel guy, but this time around I researched all of my Bang-for-the-Buck processors and MB combo's. I got this Phenom II X2 550 Black for about $90. The CPU/MB combo from tigerdirectcost cost $159. You can hardly get a descent Intel cpu for $159.
Summary: Excellent CPU, runs very cool. I have it in a GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P as well. Changed the MB BIOS Firmware to "hybrid", and voila, the CPU is running all 4 cores enabled. Running it with an Arctik Freezer 64 Pro cooler and then CPU barely gets over 40 degrees Celsius.