Summary: I ordered this to replace my son's max 2.6Ghz Phenom II 9950 Black Edition in his Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H AM2/AM2+/AM3 socket motherboard. While the speed difference looks small, it made a major difference. I had researched this CPU and expected a difference in speed due to AM2+ vs AM3 and 2Mb vs 6Mb L3 cache but it was like the difference between a Chevrolet Spark and a Corvette. Not only do programs run faster but it increased the video rendering noticably.
Delivered quickly. The fastest CPU that the MoBo will take... and it shows!
Edward Carroll, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I was given an older HP computer. HP didn't acknowledge that this chip would work in it. But it was the right socket, the right power and it DOES! The BIOS doesn't know what to call it, but it is happy to work with it. Twice the clock rate and double the cores. Fun. Delivered promptly too.
Summary: The processor came in speedy time, though the packaging used appeared reused. It came with everything it said it had and worked perfectly, The thermal glue that came with it was just the right amount though I wish I could of it in an appropriate applicator instead of a awkward plastic pouch.
Summary: A great upgrade from a single core to this quad core. Added memory and this board flies. Had two of the same boards upgraded. Very happy with this processor and use them everyday all day. I would recommend this upgrade to everyone.
Processor compatibility is determined by your motherboard.
29 May 2014
Summary: Love it! The AMD Phenon II x4 9xx Quad-Core processor is one of the most stable and affordable out there. If you need a MAX TDP 95 Watt (Thermal Design Power) processor instead of the TDP 125 Watt for your motherboard, look for the letter W in the middle of the AMD code (HDX9xxWxxxxxx)(Deneb.
Summary: I purchased this item because it was the best upgrade for my computer, and the highest level processor for my motherboard. I originally had a AMD Athlon II X2 240 Dual Core processor, and after purchasing this one, I accidentally bent most of the pins. In addition, I spent two weeks straighten them out, and finally got the processor to fit into the ZIF socket. Afterwards, it has yet to impress me in the performance department...my Windows Index barely changed.
Great Product, huge improvement over old cpu, just make sure it's compatible with your system!
27 February 2014
Summary: I ordered this product, but turns out it wasn't compatible with my system. Tere are two different AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb cpu's, this one, the HDX945WFGMBOX is a later revision of the 945 which uses C3 stepping, there is also the HDX945WFGIBOX which uses C2 stepping. It may or may not affect compatibility for your system, but I the HDX945WFGMBOX did not work for my Dell Inspiron 570, I had to return it to the vendor and they sent me a HDX945WFGIBOX that worked...
Summary: This was the best processor easily available to me for the am2+ motherboard. From using an AMD Athlon x2 7750, overclocked to 3.0ghz, this quad core blows it out of the water even at stock speeds! The multiplier used for overclocking this chip IS locked but isn't really that big of a deal to me because this processor stands strong on its own compared to the older dualcore i was using.