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AMD PHENOM II X4 (QUAD CORE) 940 - 3 GHZ, 6MB L3 CACHE, SOCKET AM2+ Black Edition £79.90 + P&P! @ Pixmania
AMD PHENOM II X4 (QUAD CORE) 940 - 3 GHZ, 6MB L3 CACHE, SOCKET AM2+ Black Edition £79.90 + P&P! @ Pixmania

AMD PHENOM II X4 (QUAD CORE) 940 - 3 GHZ, 6MB L3 CACHE, SOCKET AM2+ Black Edition £79.90 + P&P! @ Pixmania

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The AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition processor has the 4 cores and dual cache memory common to all Phenom processors for high performance on-demand.

Plus, the AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition processor boasts increased energy efficiency, achieves higher frequencies and is fully compatible with existing motherboards.

General Product Type Processor
Processor Type / Form Factor AMD Phenom II X4 940
Multi-Core Technology Quad-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
Processor Qty 1
Clock Speed 3 GHz
Compatible Processor Socket Socket AM2+
Manufacturing Process 45 nm
Thermal Design Power 125 W
Architecture Features Integrated memory controller, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology, AMD Virtualization
Cache Memory Installed Size L2 - 4 x 512 KB - L3 Cache - 6 MB
Expansion / Connectivity Compatible Slots 1 x processor - Socket AM2+
Miscellaneous Included Accessories Cooler (fansink)
Package Type AMD Processor in a Box (PIB)
Manufacturer Warranty Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years

53 Comments

Good find heat added

anyone else have this processor? mine kept crapping out over the summer with overheating, it has a low upper temperature limit around 65dC...and this was combo'd with a decent heatsink/fan and coolermaster case. Didn't even oc it either!

What temperatures was it idling at? Did you try reseating it with good thermal paste?

it idled around 45dC, and when playing games shot up into high 50s...used decent thermal paste too, MX2 arctic cooling iirc. Granted though, it was hot over summer. But I wouldve expected a higher thermal limit, especially since alot of the Intel cpus, especially the mobile ones can go upto 100dC

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gobby88

it idled around 45dC, and when playing games shot up into high 50s...used … it idled around 45dC, and when playing games shot up into high 50s...used decent thermal paste too, MX2 arctic cooling iirc. Granted though, it was hot over summer. But I wouldve expected a higher thermal limit, especially since alot of the Intel cpus, especially the mobile ones can go upto 100dC



Mine peaks at 82c when gaming. Doesn't crash though. Your's sounds faulty. Maybe get in touch with AMD (3 year warranty)

gobby88

anyone else have this processor? mine kept crapping out over the summer … anyone else have this processor? mine kept crapping out over the summer with overheating, it has a low upper temperature limit around 65dC...and this was combo'd with a decent heatsink/fan and coolermaster case. Didn't even oc it either!



Yes i have this cpu fitted with a actic cooloer cpu heatsink fan,

had it over 12 months no problems, temps are 50'c load 30 idle,

use good thermal paste and a good cpu cooler.

Bargainous!

my 920 idled around 28...

Can anyone recommend a good motherboard for this?

I have the Phenom II 550 black edition unlocked to 4 cores @ 3.1 ghz cooling with eco coolit liquid cooler.. with max load temp @ 52-3. Any reason why I should change to this?

saayinla

I have the Phenom II 550 black edition unlocked to 4 cores @ 3.1 ghz … I have the Phenom II 550 black edition unlocked to 4 cores @ 3.1 ghz cooling with eco coolit liquid cooler.. with max load temp @ 52-3. Any reason why I should change to this?



Not really if that's working out stable for you

saayinla

Any reason why I should change to this?



Probably not if you have to ask. If there is nothing wrong with your current setup, why change it? I've not upgraded my CPU/mobo for ages as there is not as much need to these days. A GPU upgrade is all I've done in the last 5 years and it's still going strong.

if you were getting 40's/50's on these phenoms you definitely haveapplied something wrong; applied the paste too thickly or seated the fan badly.

how does this fit in my laptop!?

2 months to early for me to buy and socket AM2+ not AM3 otherwise i would have defo bought this over the athlon II x4 im eyeing up!

Hot;
One of the last opportunities to upgrade a AM2+ mobo. And at a bargain price.

Firemountain

how does this fit in my laptop!?



this one is for a desktop mate...

have a look on google for the laptop eqivilant

not sure if anyone can help but if i get this what CPU cooler would you recommend?

the problem is i have the antec fusion case...

Banned

thanks I ordered one, gonna replace my AMD Phenom 9950 so it can run a bit faster and cool a bit more

I have one of these its very good.

I wasn't planning on upgrading my 8650 Triple core any time soon but now I have seen this I'm going to!

Can anyone confirm to me that it is deff worth upgrading to this? Should see a big improvement I would imagine?

OMG....

HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Folks, you got to find me an Intel CPU at this price with similar specs.

JPS

I wasn't planning on upgrading my 8650 Triple core any time soon but now … I wasn't planning on upgrading my 8650 Triple core any time soon but now I have seen this I'm going to! Can anyone confirm to me that it is deff worth upgrading to this? Should see a big improvement I would imagine?

For casual stuff like browsing no but for gaming and encoding yes.

I'd say upgrade around christmas when you'll see a big price drop for the more expensive cpus to make way for the new models.

DanFerret

I have one of these its very good.


+1

but i paid £152 when it came out.

Original Poster

Some of you might find cpubenchmark.net useful. Although it will depends what your doing with the CPU.

Original Poster

Also just noticed the price has gone up by £1.10 :(!!

Considering...

AMD Phenom II X4 940 - 3 GHz, 6MB L3 cache, socket...

£ 81 Inc. VAT

WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green - 1 TB - 64 MB - SATA...

£ 46.90 Inc. VAT

HEDEN PSXA830 480W PC Power Supply

£ 13 Inc. VAT

ASUS M4A78L-M LE MicroATX Motherboard - for AMD

£ 48 Inc. VAT

NZXT Vulcan PC Tower Case

£ 47 Inc. VAT

PNY XLR8 OC 2 x 2 GB DDR2-1066 PC2-8500 CL5 PC Memory

£ 75 Inc. VAT

Total:

£ 310.90 Inc. VAT

Opinions please :).

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Think you might want a GPU mate

willww

Considering... AMD Phenom II X4 940 - 3 GHz, 6MB L3 cache, socket... … Considering... AMD Phenom II X4 940 - 3 GHz, 6MB L3 cache, socket... £ 81 Inc. VAT WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green - 1 TB - 64 MB - SATA... £ 46.90 Inc. VAT HEDEN PSXA830 480W PC Power Supply £ 13 Inc. VAT ASUS M4A78L-M LE MicroATX Motherboard - for AMD £ 48 Inc. VAT NZXT Vulcan PC Tower Case £ 47 Inc. VAT PNY XLR8 OC 2 x 2 GB DDR2-1066 PC2-8500 CL5 PC Memory £ 75 Inc. VAT Total: £ 310.90 Inc. VATOpinions please :).

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google.co.uk/pro…log?q=Gigabyte+GA-MA785GMT-UD2H&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17998685102769651632&ei=G-GaTLqxK4KQjAewmOnCCQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCsQ8wIwAg#

I think this might be a good Mobo for this, thoughts?

Banned

If ive done my research well, this set up looks like a very hot PC for not much cash

Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AMD 785G
XFX GeForce GTS 250 1024MB GDDR3
Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler
OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS 500GB
Sony AD-5260S-0B 24x Internal DVD±R/RW
OCZ OCZ400SXS-UK StealthXStream 400W

Original Poster

Go for a better brand PSU.

willww

Considering... AMD Phenom II X4 940 - 3 GHz, 6MB L3 cache, socket... … Considering... AMD Phenom II X4 940 - 3 GHz, 6MB L3 cache, socket... £ 81 Inc. VAT WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green - 1 TB - 64 MB - SATA... £ 46.90 Inc. VAT HEDEN PSXA830 480W PC Power Supply £ 13 Inc. VAT ASUS M4A78L-M LE MicroATX Motherboard - for AMD £ 48 Inc. VAT NZXT Vulcan PC Tower Case £ 47 Inc. VAT PNY XLR8 OC 2 x 2 GB DDR2-1066 PC2-8500 CL5 PC Memory £ 75 Inc. VAT Total: £ 310.90 Inc. VATOpinions please :).



How much

Solong

If ive done my research well, this set up looks like a very hot PC for … If ive done my research well, this set up looks like a very hot PC for not much cashGigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AMD 785G XFX GeForce GTS 250 1024MB GDDR3 Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS 500GB Sony AD-5260S-0B 24x Internal DVD±R/RW OCZ OCZ400SXS-UK StealthXStream 400W

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After looking further I think the Mobo is only AM3 and not AM2+, damn!

I got one of these from lambdatek about a month ago as i heard if your lucky and have the right mobo then you can unlock these to a phenom 2 quad core 955.
Not only was I lucky but I also have a very stable chip that runs OC'd at 3.6Ghz, with a little more tinkering I reckon I can get it to run at 3.8/3.9Ghz stably.
I wouldn't post it as a deal because there is no guarantee about it but I took a punt and it worked out well for me.
lambda-tek.com/com…215

joeyjoejoe

I got one of these from lambdatek about a month ago as i heard if your … I got one of these from lambdatek about a month ago as i heard if your lucky and have the right mobo then you can unlock these to a phenom 2 quad core 955.Not only was I lucky but I also have a very stable chip that runs OC'd at 3.6Ghz, with a little more tinkering I reckon I can get it to run at 3.8/3.9Ghz stably.I wouldn't post it as a deal because there is no guarantee about it but I took a punt and it worked out well for me.http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B499215



I too got the X555 chip from Scan a couple of months ago and an Asus M4 A89GTD Pro/USB 3 Mobo and the Mobo unlocks the cores a the flick of a switch in the Bios.

It seems to be a given these days with recent yields being better that the dual core Phenom II cores can be unlocked by the mobo.

The system I have is now running real sweet and benchmarks for what is now called a Phenom II X4 B55 are better than an i3 and nearly i5 specs all for a fraction of the cost of those chips.

G

Firemountain

how does this fit in my laptop!?



a newer motherboard & a thicker case... much thicker case X)

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Yes i have this cpu fitted with a actic cooloer cpu heatsink fan,had it … Yes i have this cpu fitted with a actic cooloer cpu heatsink fan,had it over 12 months no problems, temps are 50'c load 30 idle,use good thermal paste and a good cpu cooler.



Exactly the same temps as you for this processor. I also use the Arctic cooling fan (30-35 quid but is well worth saving you forking out for a new processor). Also use an Antec case with 3 fans inside.
No problems from me either.....Cept i paid about £180 about a year or so ago for this

I would never go back to anything other than a quad core! If you want a computer to last, make sure you have good cooling!


Deal is hot.... lets hope the you get the right fan to keep it cool (the processor not the deal).

Good price, still prefer my 920 though

I have the 920 OC'd to 3Ghz, with a good cooler. Really good CPU.

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Might go for this and pump up my rig to its max capability.

At the moment i'm running -

Antec P180
Asus Crosshair Original
AMD Athlon X2 2.6ghz Windosor,
8GB Nvidia RAM
80 GB Intel X25-M SSD
2TB Samsung Hard drives
Corsair AX750 80Plus Gold PSU
Crap Graphics card- but I dont game.

Current Win7 X64 Ultimate Boot Time = 12 seconds and 19 seconds to desktop (no overclocking).

Beefing my rig with this badboy will give me the absolute best performance.
Edited by: "Systematic" 23rd Sep 2010

What's with the 'Zen Engagement' fee it charges on every item, seems to be about 12% extra for every item (inc VAT), it makes it look like you can remove it, but there is no option to accept, just 'Fermer' which if my French/Belgium serves is close, the Zen Engagement items are still there afterwards, so the price is £81 CPU + £8.46 Zen Engagement + £8.50 postage = £97.96.

I'll stay neutral, as it still isn't a bad price, but not as good as it first seemed.
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