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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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has worked for 16 years and going

BRUCE N., Newegg
15 February 2016
  • Pros: I've built a pc with this cpu and a GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H, and ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, cpu cooler, believe it or not the cpu still runs strong, it can even be unlocked to 3 or all 4 cores, no problem. the mobo has some minor issues but runs great for the most part, the cooler is original ...
  • Cons: gigabit ethernet has to be disbale and reenabled if you shut down
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Overall 10
10

Dependable

Jordon B., Newegg
7 October 2014
  • Pros: I've been running one of these for 5 years OC'ed to 3.6ghz on the stock cooler and never have had an ounce of trouble. I don't have a mobo that allows unlocking but I've been happy with it as is. It's a great chip.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Beyond my expectations

Johnny C., Newegg
28 November 2013
  • Pros: Unlocked and over clocked @ 4GHz stable for the past 3 years.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Dennis T., Newegg
27 October 2013
  • Summary: I'd Still Buy Another Just To Compliment The First I Have.
  • Pros: Excellent Upgrade for My Old Compaq Presario CQ5602F.
  • Cons: Could Use the Quad Core Version, Without Unlocking, The Compaq Presario CQ5602F Does Offer That Feature.
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Overall 10
10

Phenom II X2 550 BE Now PIIX4 B50 = Amazing!

Mike U., Newegg
25 October 2013
  • Pros: Price Phenom II X2 550 BE Unlocked to PhenonX4 B50 3.5GHz for under $65.
  • Cons: Have not had long enough, will update if anything changes, but temps in 35c-40c w/ Stock Heat sink and HPTC... Looks like a winner.
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Overall 10
10

Unlocked to 4 cores, perfectly stable. 8Gb + SSD = decent PC

Sebastien N., Newegg
17 October 2013
  • Summary: I can't believe it was so easy as flipping a switch on my motherboard to unlock the third and fourth core. And after some stress tests, I was pleasantly surprised to see it running as stable as any other CPU. So getting a fully working Phenom II x4 for this price is pretty hard to beat.
  • Pros: I was tempted on buying an unlocakble Phenom II X2 on an auction site, but when I saw that these were in stock at Newegg, and for a better price, I jumped on the occasion. Very stable, unlocked as a Phenom II X4 B50 running at around 3.3Ghz... For the price, this is hard to beat. Coupled with 8Gb...
  • Cons: Stock fan is loud when running a full capacity. Not a problem at lower RPMs, but might be annoying for those running more CPU-intensive applications. But then again, had the same problem with the stock fan on my Phenom II x6 1090T and another Phenom II too, so this seems to be a common issue for ...
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Upgrade!

Guillermo H., Newegg
9 October 2013
  • Pros: Smooth, quiet, doesn't over heat, GREAT price!
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
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runs good, and unlocks fine

PAUL J., Newegg
6 October 2013
  • Summary: if every other part is up to spec (550 and up, 8 gigs of ram) it has no problem running modern games maxed out....but it's not good at multi tasking like that (play a game, alt tab out and check internet, copy files from usb, open control panel, blah blah, then it slows down)
  • Pros: I've always had Phenom II x4's and now the FX series. bought this little guy for a smaller build. runs really quick and doesn't suck too much watts/volts. temps stay at room temp for the cores, the socket is usually 10 degrees f more. its old tech now, but also unlocks (i guess i'm lucky) to a x4...
  • Cons: when unlocked, stability is affected......well DUH!!!!
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Overall 10
10

Replaced an old Athlon AM2 CPU

Della D., Newegg
19 September 2013
  • Summary: A year and a half ago I built a desktop using a ASRock N68C-S UCC motherboard (also bought from newegg) I used an older AM2 Athlon II CPU and 2 gigs of DDR2-1066 memory that I had laying around.
  • Pros: Super Easy install and works like a charm
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great Chip.

Miles S., Newegg
15 September 2013
  • Pros: Well since alot of my hardware is starting to disapear I thought I would give some of them a review.This chip I put in my desktop back in 2009 and from the first day in it was able to scream at 3.9 with a 64 Pro on it with no issues.Back then I OC'd everything including my Geforce 9800 GTX and my...
  • Cons: none
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