Summary: Noticeably more powerful than the dual core Athlon that it replaced. Converting PDFs & text recognition now go every bit of 2x as fast. I chose this processor because it's the fastest possible that I could fit on my Compaq CQ5320F with the M2N68-LA motherboard (can only accept Deneb processors that are a max of 95w).
Summary: My processor had become the bottleneck of my gaming rig, where it wasn't meeting the recommended requirements of many games that my GPU could handle fine. This lead to some choppy framerates, stutters and random crashes in some of the more demanding games. I knew it was time to get something better. At the same time however I didn't want to get a new a motherboard and reinstall my OS and all that hassle, nor did I want to spend oodles.
Summary: love this cpu it does all what i need from video editing gaming, audio editing. lots and lots of power i have maxed it out and still have a truck load of performance to go. i never over clocked because their is no need to over clock any quad core. only reason people over clock quad cores because they read around on the net people saying not to. so they do it, you dont get faster performance from over clocking you just get higher clocking times.
Summary: I have noticed a marked response time to downloading from the web and going thru my messages and mail. I am running Windows 7 64 bit operating system and this phenom processor seems to make it run quite a bit faster and smoother. The AMD Phenom II CPU is of excellent quality at a outstanding price.
Summary: I've been running the 925 HARD for over a year now, and she just keeps coming back for more! Hours of video transcoding, hardcore gaming (FEAR 1&2, Bioshock 1&2, L4D, etc) multimedia watching and creating, you name it I do it and the AMD 925 takes it like a champ! While some may be wondering why get this over the cheaper and sometimes higher clocked Athlon X4, allow me to answer that...L3 cache.
Summary: I run a phenom II X4 925 on a gigabyte ma785gm-us2h mother board with 8 gigs of ddr2 1066 hyperx ram. My video card is a EVGA 450GTS. My drives are (hp 24x optical drive and my hard drive is a c.black 640gig). XFX 750 black edition power supply. My case is a Cooler Master (storm scout) with the fans maxed out. I use XP op. system on this pc to play some of the games that want run on windows 7.