Summary: This is a fairly good processor, but most likely aimed towards an htpc rather than a gaming rig due to being 95w. I've been using it for a year and it has served me well. I managed to overclock my 945 to 3.8ghz on air and the performance gains was quite noticeable in certain games such as starcraft...
Summary: I did not expect a ton out of this processor. If you need a 95 watt processor for whatever AMD motherboard you may have this was a good option and I would get another one if I had too,. If it were anymore you would be better off getting anew motherboard and processor.
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.
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.
Looking to speed up your computer, upgrade your RAM first
Monica FBR, Amazon
20 March 2011
Summary: I bought this to upgrade an older AMD dual core processor (on my CQ5210F) . The install process was fairly easy and strait forward. I did it myself in under an hour. My computer is somewhat faster, but nothing like when I upgraded my RAM from 3 GBs to 4.
Summary: The main reason for this review is to warn you that my CPU shipped OPEN BOX and had thermal paste residue on the processor. I understand that someone probably deceived newegg in the first place, but I don't understand how that could slip through the cracks and get shipped to me.
Pros: Pretty solid processor for the price. Overclocks O.K. with FSB.
Cons: Ships with very noisy fan. Aftermarket cooling will inflate cost (although it is my understanding that all AM3 cpu's ship with this fan, so it's not like this one is particularly flawed). Locked multiplier. Wish Newegg had the 95W version. BE 955 hardly costs more at this time.
Summary: I might have gotten a 965 for the extra $10 so I could tweak things a little more if I knew what I know now. ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 AMD Phenom II X4 945 COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Pros: This was my first PC build and I wanted a system that would run fairly cool and quiet. This chip usually runs around 30c on my system. Even when I ran AMD overdrive test for an hour it did not go over 40c. I am curious why others report a significantly higher temp. This is way faster than anythin...
Cons: DDR3 1600 does not run as fast as it could because of the chipset version(c2 vs c3). You might be able to get the RAM to run faster by tweaking different voltages but I have not tried that yet. Installing the heat sink is a little difficult, but it may be because I have not done a lot of this.
Summary: I didnt have any RAM problems. NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT 1GB 500 GB Hard Drive 6 GB of DDR3 RAM
Pros: -Faster than my 3.0 dual core -Plays games very well
Cons: -Runs hot most of the time. i bought some fans to keep it cool. i used to get 40 C with just playing music. loading the web made it jump to 43-45 C. games (Black Ops, AC2, Sins) made it go up to 49/50 C. i now get 5 C lower cuz of fans.