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7.8 out of 10

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition (HDZ555WFGMBOX)

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Overall 10
10

TWO EXTRA CORES AND 4.0GHZ! WOW!

Paul F., Amazon
8 October 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor back in April 2011. Product came well packaged and in retail form. I popped this bad boy into my ASUS M4A88TD-V motherboard. This motherboard and processor combo managed to unlock the extra TWO cores and make this a quad-core CPU at a dual-core price. In addition, I was able to overclock this specific processor to 4.0GHz while maintaining temperatures under 60c while at full load.
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Overall 10
10

Good and dependable. Motherboards readily available,

uncle-mike-657, Ebay
30 September 2014
  • Summary: This is a very adaptable CPU. For older technology, it's just as speedy & dependable as a "new technology" unit. Mine unlocks to 4 cores with a socket AM3 motherboard which makes it great for everything. But it's got an unlocked multiplier as well so you can run it at very high speeds with 2 cores and keep the heat/power costs down. The motherboards for the AM3 platform are usually less expensive and more plentiful than for Intel CPUs.
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Overall 10
10

Fast and great for a general purpose pc, light gaming

Jeff H. Parrish "hoony apple cider", Amazon
14 July 2014
  • Summary: Several years later, this processor is running strong overclocked at a mild 3.5 ghz.
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Overall 10
10

So far all seems good

Robert E. Pennick, Amazon
21 May 2014
  • Summary: I wanted a decsent upgrade to the cpu I was using and this was a good choice. It is really fast, and a definite improvement over what I was using..
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Overall 10
10

If you want toying around with the your CPU buy this, it is it's purpose .

mrimmortaltt, Ebay
8 April 2014
  • Summary: Little, old but still very powerful CPU , with the ability to Overclock to 4 - 4.1 Ghz and with any luck unlock the other 2 cores this CPU can go head to head with most of the new CPU architectures, and believe me it can take abusing quite a lot.
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Overall 10
10

This has been my all around Fav for three years, can't beat it's head room.

xtreamstealthcomputers2010, Ebay
7 March 2014
  • Summary: I build high end PC's with speeds up to 5.5 GHz for games, CAD, and Simulators. and although I have these very systems running in my Home/Office - It's the AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition I choose for my personal system. I pair it with the M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 from ASUS and HAF Tower, 8GB RAM and a smiple air cooler. Why? simple, I multi task a lot. With the 555 unlocked and running four cores it's bullet proof. The 555 BE is like no other.
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Overall 10
10

Great CPU

LanceA "LCA", Amazon
14 December 2013
  • Summary: This product is good. I would purchase it again. I think it is stupid to require me to type this many words.
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Overall 10
10

It did me well!

G. Leigh, Amazon
16 March 2013
  • Summary: The ASUS mobo I have this in allowed me to unlock the 3rd and 4th cores with a single key press. It runs stable with all 4 cores running at stock speed. It has stability issues when even slightly overclocked, which I traced to Core 3, which is why it was sold as a 2 core. I was happy just having all 4 cores at stock speed, it definitely saved me money. This was my 2nd great experience with an AMD CPU, so I stuck with them when I upgraded last fall.
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Overall 10
10

Great CPU

Jermey Moore "Jermey Moore", Amazon
5 January 2013
  • Summary: I know it's not a intel i5 or i7, but these make for a awesome budget build. Mines running strong and pretty cool as well. I've overclocked to around 4.4ghz with no issues using cool master direct heat pipe 120mm cooler.
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Overall 10
10

Powerful

Jason A. Schmedes "J$", Amazon
4 January 2013
  • Summary: AMD makes great processors. I like the Phenoms because they are unlocked. You can activate more cores, overclock it, and change any settings imaginable. If your lucky you can have a four core processor for the price of a two core processor. If your not lucky, you still have a really fast and powerful chip.
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