Power and compatibility in a tiny piece of hardware!
3 September 2012
Summary: I bought this product due to the failure of my other amd athlon processor, i wanted the best for my computer chipset (AM2+) this processor is the fastest i have seen, compared to my friends alienware this thing kicks butt. loads up my windows 7 in about 25 seconds, when my friends i5 boots up in about 35-45. It does tend to run a little hot and a more powerful Heatsink/Fan may be required.
Summary: Lots of power and Overclocks very easily. I reached 4.3ghz with and voltage mods, just changing the multiplier. Running at stocks speed though for every day use and I must say I'm thinking about replacing the noisy cooler. VERY loud.
Excerpt: The AMD Phenom II X 4 975 B.E. is part of the newest line release of Phenoms from AMD; With the power of four processor cores on a single chip, the AMD Phenom II X4 975 BE delivers multitasking performance with each core owning L2 cache and sharing 6MB L3 cache. Its multiplier is fully unlocked for easy overclocking. Overclocking this proc was a breeze. 3.6Ghz out of the box with a 18.0 multiplier at a 1.4 volt margin, with a max 125TDP.
Summary: Lousy installation instructions. When I finally did get it in; It was over-heating. Anywhere from 56c to 62c ! Took it back out & cleaned it & put new thermal paste on it - Put It Back In. Crashed!! No Out-put, Nada. $160.00 down the drain!!!
Summary: The AMD 975 CPU is absolutely a winner. The system with a Asus M5A88-EVO motherboard with 8 GB RAM and a ATI HD6770 are far superior to my old system. Stuck with the system fan that is good and sturdy. Haven't worked to OC yet. Still enjoy the system as is. A definite buy.
Summary: I play Aion, WoW and Rift. I'm upgrading from the AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus. Which is a 2.6ghz processor. My Video Card is a 5770. This thing blows it out of the water. Keeps my frames steady in WoW especially. Before in WoW I could play on Ultra but shadows had to be off. Now, I can fly around Org with over 30+ FPS with everything on Ultra, Including AA, V-Synch and Shadows. With Aion, I will only lag in Forts.
Summary: The 975 is the best processor I have ever had.I have run intel and they are good but you get much more for your money with AMD.I have run this cpu for around 90 days now and I love it.My games run smoother and updates take far less time with the 975.I had the 955 and a 925 running in my 2 gaming pc's befor I went to the 975.I was shocked at how much more powerful the 975 was than the 955.It has even been rated better in some test in cpu magazine(computer power user)...