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IS the AMD Phenom 9650 quad core such a bad CPU like every one says?
 
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the original phenoms are pretty bad overclockers. Very little headroom. So compared to anything available today, yes.
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If free its a decent chip, but i wouldn't buy one

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I have one in my Pre-built HP -_- I got before i got into really building PC's i cant overclock because of the stupid HP Mobo but i think its not really such a bad chip

edit why are every one saying there bad?
 
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Original Phenom's were pretty bad. I'd take one for free but i'd never buy one
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Reminds me of my old 9500...

Haha, never again.
 
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Well, they had IPC between a Athlon 64 and Phenom II, somewhere around that of an Athlon II, maybe a little less. Combine that with low clock speeds (mid 2.xGHz range) and little headroom, plus the TLB bug issue (which had a fix which lowered performance from what I recall), and they weren't that fabulous. Is it terrible though? No. It's below a Core 2 Quad Q6600 though to give an idea.
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