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Have had a Phenom X4 9550 CPU laying around in a drawer since 2008. Dont know what to do with it, any suggestions? Its not a Phenom II, here it is exactly . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Its from an old HP media center , pulled it out and replaced with a 965 BE a few years ago.
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Well it is still good for 1066 DDr2 memory and still a Quad Core. it would make a nice business computer. A local church would give you a Tax Credit for it. You could sell it for about 45.00 on Ebay. You could game with it with the right Video card and Mobo. It is not obsolete. It is a 64 bit quad core chip.
    
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Yea it maybe since 2008. but it could still do some decent work...home sever maybe?...a mid-range gaming set-up, or you can put it to something good and do folding on it for cancer research etc.
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The original Phenoms sucked, it would be good for basic use though.
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Originally Posted by amd-dude View Post
Yea it maybe since 2008. but it could still do some decent work...home sever maybe?...a mid-range gaming set-up, or you can put it to something good and do folding on it for cancer research etc.
True...hmmm i do need a back up rig...ugh! hmmmm sell it for 50 bucks... or invest 300+ to get a back up rig going... hmmm lol

hmmm i do have an old 550 watt BFG power supply laying around too, the fan on it tends to get stuck once in a while , one of the reasons i pulled it out. hmmmmm
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post #6 of 9
How bout a Athlon II X2 250 for the 9550?
    
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post #7 of 9
Make a computer for a friend or family member.
A quad is a quad. It'll be a great upgrade for someone who is still on a Pentium 4 or something.
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The original Phenoms sucked, it would be good for basic use though.
Yeah i noticed this as soon as my parents bought the pos HP media center, i ripped it out and tossed in a am3 mobo with a 965 BE. It was like night and day .
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HTPC. I have an athlon II x2 550 for an HTPC, its gotta be better than that.
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