A powerfull CPU for older motherboards at a low cost!
9 April 2014
Summary: I needed to upgrade my old computer which had a Athlon 2.7 GHz CPU with 1 MB cache memory. The old CPU was to weak to handle my newer graphic card. Though, the motherboard is old and I do not afford to buy new parts so a Phenom II seemed to be the best solution for me. This CPU is a triple-core with totally 8 MB of cache memory and it works great with my graphic card, the games I'm playing runs much smother with the Phenom II CPU.
Summary: This is a really great upgrade if you find that your rebuilt computer it is kind of slow. I actually purchased 2 of these. I liked it so much in one computer I wanted it in the other. Both computers have the same exact mobo. I had a problem with one, when I installed the cpu, it made Windows run crazy. So I had to reinstall the old AMD 8550 and I still await a replacement from the seller. Good thing that the seller has a 30 day return policy.
Summary: The Processor works GREAT!!! and unlocked to a 4 core. My customer is very happy with her new rig, for her Graphic arts. It took her awhile to get to it but since her wireless was going out all the time she us always using it. I hope to do more business with him.
Fast flexible processor that just works. Great value for the money!
8 March 2012
Summary: An excellent processor. This processor is listed as a triple core processor. I installed it into an inexpensive Biostar motherboard. With the 3 cores I achieved a Windows Experience score of 6.7. However, once I unlocked the 4th core (making it a quad core processor) the score jumped up to 7.2. I bought this processor in-part because I had not worked with the AMD processors before and I had purchased an inexpensive Biostar motherboard that had AMD's A2+ socket installed.
Summary: Pros: Triple core 6MB L3 Cache 64-bit Support Superior Value 95W TDP Unlock Potential Cons: Not a quad core C2 Stepping Other Thoughts: I got this as a birthday present for myself and can't wait to get this processor to try it out. I bought a Phenom II X2 555 with the C3 stepping, I love it regardless. It puts out 176W of heat when unlocked to a triple or a quad, that's too much power and heat.
Summary: Well I got this on ebay for 30$ less than new. Using a gigabyte mobo with ACC it unlocked by by enabling ACC then switching from auto to hybrid. I am STOKED. With my GTX 260 I get 17,600 on 3dmark06. Woohoo!