Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition (HDZ555WFGMBOX)
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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.
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.
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.
Summary: This processor had to have been the best processor I have ever bought. I didn't buy it from amazon but i saw it and i thought id write a review. It runs relatively cool and quiet. From opening the package, I unlocked all 4 cores and a few months later i decided to experiment with Overclocking. It overclocked to 3.8 with no changes in voltage whats so ever!
Very great value for this price, I would recommend and buy again.
24 April 2012
Summary: A great processor that unlocked to a quad core processor. It also easily overclocked to 3.5 GHz and runs cool - not over 40 C. It unlocked to a Deneb version about the equivelent of the Phenom II X4 955 I think.
Summary: I've done alot of business with amazon and online in general. This was the best value yet. I received item in less than a week. It is one heck of a good processor of course I unlocked the other two cores just to see if I could it worked great.But i don't game much so I've got it turn back to just 2 cores running now.For the money you just can't beat it
Summary: I'm happy with this processor. I am not SUPER HAPPY though. The reason being there were some stability issues with the build which may or may not have been related to the unlocking of the processor. As it stands the CPU has done an adequate job, so I'm not going to weep over the fact that I ended up reverting to the base configuration, but I would have been more happy with a system that ran unlocked and stable.