Summary: I bent the pins on my old CPU so I knew I had to repair as this is an extremely quick CPU. I have an excellent pc overall so I really had little choice I guess(pc cost $800 before rebates a couple of years ago so...), but I did want to drop a line or two saying how quick it is and believe me I've never had one so fast. Impressive chipset!!!
Summary: Ok, I have to say, that this processor is very cool, but the best way to enjoy it is with an 64 bit OS, which is still difficult and I don't know why... There's some problems with windows and the compatibility of the programs (I have to say Windows Xp), I haven't tested my processor on Vista or Seven, maybe I'll try to install in a near future the seven, I hope there's available a new version of msn messenger for 64 bits...
Excerpt: AMD released the first phenom processors which in conclusion had extreme overclocking issues. Not only overclocking issues but a TLB bug. Amd admited this flaw and began working to correct the issues. Acomplishing this goal, Phenom was reintroduced without a TLB bug. Coming in several chips. The Amd 9650 was designed as a 2.3ghz CPU. Overclocking wise stable with an Asus Motherboard only gave me about 100-200mhz increase with a Vcore Increase.
Summary: The processor was intended to carry out recommended upgrade in order to speed up the 3D modelling work I'd been previously doing with a dual core AMD chip. Worked as expected, along with the other upgrades I carried out on the computer. It's processor only. No heat sink or fan.
Summary: AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad-Core Processor - 2.30 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, Socket AM2+, 95W, 65 nm, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed Excellent increase on processing power over my previous dual core AMD 5200, applications run much smoother and quicker. Video streaming is also much improved with working with my ATI radeon 4550 graphics card. For the cost of the processor I would highly recommend it!
Summary: Installed it, very quick, if you know what your doing that is. Ran the startup into Vista and well Vista loves Quad-Core! it is much faster than dual-core and gave me a few extra fps and helped my graphics card (GeForce 8800GT 512MB) in almost every game. It just fly's!. I think it is as quick as a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 for all you Intel lovers and people who are not sure which brand (Intel or Advanced Micro Devices)to go for.
Summary: Взял PHENOM 9500 как работягу для дома, но на виндовс 7 заметил факт: работа системы замедлилась в 2 раза, проверив еверестом понял что зашита от ошибки тлб, включает сама винда и отключение в биосе не работает, сама операцыонка включает тлб патч ,но взяв програму RW-Everything и запустил на ней написаный патч добился производительности быстрой чем в модели 9550 а патч в винде замедляет проц в 2 раза, можете проверить еверестом если не верите, латентность памяти падает...
Pros: Дешевизна и 4 ядра в умелых руках огонь.
Cons: проблема установки для отключения в винде 7 тлб патча )
Summary: Купил б/у почти даром, привёз домой, собрал систему на материнской плате ASUS CROSSHAIR: http://ru.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/CROSSHAIR/#specifications - и тут вылез "косячок" - проц на холостом ходу под кулером ASUS Lion Square: http://catalog.onliner.by/asus/lionsquare/ перегревался, температура уверенно держалась на отметке 63-67 градусов((( Взамен "штрафника" от ASUS был прикуплен Cooler Master Hyper Z600R (RR-600-LBU1-GP):...
Pros: Цена, 4 ядра, адекватная производительность под Socket AM2+.
Cons: Тепловыделение (жарче любой девушки-распутницы!).