Summary: Great laptop S1G4 cpu. The four cores at 2.3GHz provides plenty of power. However, its 45w TDP (shows up at slightly over 40w in HW monitor) makes your laptop cores run hot if you don't have adequate cooling. My medium sized laptop's x4 920 ran at ~60'C idle and 85'C load. However, I was able to undervolt by setting idle voltages at .70v to .75v and load volts at .95v to 1.0v.
Summary: The AMD Phenom II quad core is a great CPU that has all of the features any perons would be looking for and AM2+ socket and related chipset. Teh CPU runs consistently 5-6 degrees Celcius cooler than there brother 940 and up, but really there is no difference in performance. Performance is similar to Intel Q8200 Quad Core Pentium 4 chipset and still allows Windows XP users the capability of 32 bit operations that may be lacking in Intel's iX series.
Summary: When I received my Dell Inspiron M5010 there was something about the system that wasn't quite right. After much checking of system components and reinstalling software,I thought I'd figured that is was a software conflick that was causing the freezes and slow responses.Then after reading several forums decided that it was that the processor/ram combination might be the problem.
Unfortunately this review will help cause a scramble...
13 May 2010
Summary: Well, we can keep this fairly straightforward...if you have a proprietary computer (ie: Compaq, Gateway, Dell, Hp...etc) this 920 and the 940 are the ONLY quad core chips that can be used in an AM2+ motherboard to upgrade to Phenom II (the discontinued tri core chips can be used too). If you build your own then you may obtain Bios updates to allow AM3 chips to run in A2+ boards and have many superior options (965, 955) to upgrade..
Summary: Oh why can't Intel provide a decent stock heat sink with their processors like the one that comes with this CPU? Anyways, I got this as a backup to my main Intel 9550 quad core and to my suprise it can actually keep up with the Intel quad core for most stuff and performs way better than expected considering that it cost me significantly less than my Intel quad core.
Summary: Awesome processor, fast and amazing. Four cores helps a lot. Way better then I7 series by Intel. Don't let the big intel scare you away from AMD's AMazing processors that are awesome to overclock and consume less power.