Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom X4 9600 (HD9600WCGDBOX)
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Timothy N., Newegg
27 October 2011
Summary: I would personally choose another CPU than this.
Cons: Had this CPU for about 2 years now. Very shortly after owning it I started having blue screens. Had to crank the voltage up to 1.30 and turn the clock down to 2.2ghz for it to run stable. Turns out #3 core is defective, and is common.
Summary: May it depends on the batch of 9600 you get sure it runs a mean 32 bit. And i can do what ever i want in 32 bit. From now on i'll take these reviews a little more serouscly. But hey its great price for the performance ratio if your going to use it for 32 bit.
Pros: It runs 32 bit great. AND my now 6 gigs of ram is worthless
Cons: i thought this could run a 64 bit os with the TLB fix enable with vista service pack. Nope BSD with in a half an hour if i do any thing besides browse the internet. Launch steam BSD, Launch note pad BSD, Launch firefox BSD, launch IE no BSD, W.T..F.
Cons: 2.3 GHz dont waste your time with this processor. I wish i did more looking into this i would have went with Phenom 2 720 2.8 triplecore...way better. Quadcore is a waste of money, i use my comp for gaming the only games ive seen 2 cores being used nothing more. Spend the extra money on a faster ...
Summary: It is paired with an ASUS M3A78-EM MB. The default setting for the CPU is unstable, when set to 2000 it is good. I need the manual setting for this CPU. Auto doesn't work. I don't know what they should be except for the CPU frequency.
Pros: It does well with XP and Windows 7 in dual boot setting. I enjoy Photoshop CS 4 in Windows 7 64.
Cons: I had to underclock it to 2000 to get a stable system in Windows 7.
Summary: If you get a stable one you will like it, but if not you will have to deal with warranty.
Pros: Fast. It does what it is suppose to and it does a good job at it.
Cons: Out of the several that I have gotten over the years, I would say there is about a 50% failure rate. I have built twelve PC's in the last year with this chip. 6 of them stopped posting just over three month's of use. I had no problems with AMD's warranty. But out of the 6 returned to warranty, 3 ...