Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition - HDZ975FBK4DGM (HDZ975FBGMBOX)
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Shawn M., Newegg
23 July 2015
Pros: Have had this for over 3 years, as I've upgraded I've moved this to a different computers without any problems, I've OCed without any problem, this is still going and is now in a system my son built.
Summary: I had CPU mined almost 2000 litecoins with this CPU before it died, and this was in a tightly packed not very well ventilated Dell case with wires everywhere, with the stock heatsink, which wasn't bad as far as stock heat sinks go. Anyways, AMD's RMA was quick.
Pros: Had great performance, went through really tough conditions, lasted a long time, cheap.
Summary: ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD Phenom II x4 975 @ 4.12GHz Corsair H60 Corsair Vengeance 8GB Sapphire 7970 @ 1050/1550 Corsair TX850 OCZ SSD Seagate & WD HDD's
Pros: Easy to overclock. Paid $120 for this CPU about 14 months ago just as a temporary unit, however I am still using this CPU today, as I have not seen another AMD chip worth upgrading to besides maybe the 8350. The 9370 and 9590 will be released soon but use so much power which will mean more heat. ...
Cons: Arguably the best desktop CPU's for gaming that AMD made were Deneb and Thuban, in the time that they were mainstream. I tried to find an 1100T before buying this CPU but the prices were nearing $300 because they stopped manufacturing them and they were still in high demand.
Summary: I bought this CPU for a new build last year with the intent of overclocking it. After running all my tests, I started to overclock it and wanted to go above 4.0Ghz. I tried to push it to 4.2, but was unstable.
Pros: Fast, cheap, cool, and overclockable. I put this in a Dell computer to replace an Athlon II x2 CPU. IT works wonders. I had to use the heatsink that came with it, which is worse than the stock heatsink (I never though that possible before...) and it stays under 60C for the most part. Only issues ...
Cons: Intel fanbois... Why is there even a box for this? Not allowed to put rap with a "c" in our reviews?
Reliable until I tried to change my cooling system
Shavaun A., Newegg
30 December 2012
Summary: As I said, I never had any problems with it until I killed it. Gonnna miss this trusty little thing.
Pros: It always ran fast. It was never that cool under the stock heat sink, but that is to be expected. Regardless it is fast and when I bought it relatively cheap,
Cons: I've never replaced a heatsink before so this wasn't really at the fault of the CPU. But when I bought my new liquid cooling system I tried to remove my old heatsink, but the cpu came off with it and got stuck on it. Some thermal past got on the gold leads on the bottom of the cpu and it never wo...