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.
Summary: This processor, though old in computer years, is powerful enough to play all the newer games that I have, Saints Row IV, Thief, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2, etc. I have over 70 games on steam and this processor coupled with my amd Radeon hd 6670 crushes all of them.
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.
Summary: I put this on an old AM2+ board with DDR2 memory and it runs amazingly fast. Feels 2 times faster than the Athlon 64 X2 2.2GHz I replaced. It also runs very cool and pretty quietly with a Cooler Master Hyper TX3, also thanks to its low 95 watt TDP.
Summary: I'm not a computer guy, just a parts changer (just like my automotive repair skills). This was delivered sooner than expected, and I think I spent all of 15 minutes to install. My concern was being able to use a Google Chromecast, because that is the most CPU intensive thing I do (not a gamer). Watched an on-line BBall game last night for over two hours, casting to my TV, and the resolution was HD, no buffering/jitters.
Summary: I got this to upgrade my PC. I can play games like SimCity 2013 and The Sims 3 perfectly with 30 FPS. I can even play Hawken and Modern Warfare 3 really well, it gets a bit jittery but that's about it.