Is this any good?

AMD Phenom X3 Processor 8550
- 2.2 GHz

its just the processer in my computer im looking to buy. is it tripple core? cuz it has X3
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  1. It's triple core. And it's the older Phenom line. Ideally, you'd want to be looking at the Phenom II line of CPUs.
    Got a link to the system? or a list of the other parts and the price they're asking?
  2. WR2 said:
    It's triple core. And it's the older Phenom line. Ideally, you'd want to be looking at the Phenom II line of CPUs.
    Got a link to the system? or a list of the other parts and the price they're asking?


    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/292681-13-refurbished
  3. Are you buying something for a gaming PC? That Geforce GT 210 isn't actually a gaming video card. It's fine for a HTPC or entertainment PC though.
    The rest looks OK for a general purpose PC.
  4. WR2 said:
    Are you buying something for a gaming PC? That Geforce GT 210 isn't actually a gaming video card. It's fine for a HTPC or entertainment PC though.
    The rest looks OK for a general purpose PC.


    im gunna upgrade it later but im just going to be playing world of warcraft and could you reply to that other post if you can help please? :)
  5. WR2 said:


    ok thanks :) is it safe to buy a refurbished comp? it has a 12 month guarentee on it
  6. The Geforce 9200 IGP graphics isn't as good as the Geforce GT 210 but you'd probably need to upgrade that anyway.
    And the faster CPU and extra RAM is a big factor why that option above is the better choice.
  7. It's not the best option for safe computing. At least it does have that 12month warranty.
    You'd be hard pressed to find any option in that price range.
    All of the 'better options' in @ that site were all ready sold out.
  8. WR2 said:
    It's not the best option for safe computing. At least it does have that 12month warranty.
    You'd be hard pressed to find any option in that price range.
    All of the 'better options' in @ that site were all ready sold out.


    could the comp that u showed me run world of warcraft fine? and with what fps??
  9. It should run WoW in low (maybe medium) graphics options with acceptable FPS (around 40fps).

    You could really improve that adding a £30 video card like XFX HD 4550 or better video card.
  10. WR2 said:
    It should run WoW in low (maybe medium) graphics options with acceptable FPS (around 40fps).

    You could really improve that adding a £30 video card like XFX HD 4550 or better video card.


    ok, do u think a gt210 will be ok??
  11. I don't believe you'd be happy with either the Geforce 9200 or the GT 210.
  12. WR2 said:
    I don't believe you'd be happy with either the Geforce 9200 or the GT 210.


    gt 220?
  13. Would be better than a HD 4550.

    You can look through a bunch of games to see how powerful the different cards are (sorry, WoW not listed there):
    Geforce 210 game benchmarks
    Geforce GT 220 game benchmarks
    Geforce GT 240 game benchmarks
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