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HP Begins Selling PC With AMD Quad-Core Phenom Chip

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) has begun selling systems based on the AMD quad-core Phenom processor at Wal-Mart, according to the retailer's website. HP becomes the first top-tier U.S. computer vendor to offer systems using the Phenom processor. Smaller vendors, such as Falcon Northwest and iBuypower, have been offering systems for a number of weeks. The HP M8330F Pavilion Desktop comes with the Phenom 9500 Quad-Core Processor (2.2GHz), a 640GB (2x 320GB) 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive, 3072MB of PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory, and Windows Vista Home Premium. The system is priced at $959.99. Other large retailers, such as Sears, are also offering the system. The Phenom 9500 and 9600 processors, generally available now, contain a bug that can cause system instability in certain rare overload situations. The bug can be fixed with a workaround. AMD is also in preparation of a new "B3" revision processors that should fix the TLB bug.

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Pop a HD 3850 in that thing and your ready for gaming :)
 
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And replace home premium with ultimate 64bit so you can have 4 gig
 

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Aah finally some OEM takers gathering for Phenom.
 
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And replace home premium with ultimate 64bit so you can have 4 gig
just get the 64-bit vista iso from microsoft, and your on you way to 4GB, you dont need ultimate or buy another version, all vista versions support 64-bit, same for retail and oem

i think it cost like 5 usd for shipping

Aah finally some OEM takers gathering for Phenom.
yup AMD needs it!
 

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Hey in the link Malware gave doesn't it show as Athlon64 X2 6000+ (under the Specs tab)? Typo from HP :p
 
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Link only shows the specs as having a 2000Mhz HT link, though, as far as I can see. Kind of a letdown.
 
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what does this compare to the Intel offering? i mean price of a similar Intel system?

and this is good news - come on AMD get your products out there!
 

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just to let you know, its about $950 for the computer.

if i remember right it was $969
 

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Nice looking Machine for OEM. Wonder what size PSU it has.
 

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hah, someone has to sell & buy that crap. :twitch:
 

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MAybe AMD can get some good profits out of this.
 

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HP and Compaq use Enermax CPUs and a few others (antec, etc)
 

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Hm, Enermax and Antec... good brands
 
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You can trick vista x86 into using 4 gigs of ram. It understands the x64 extensions.

I don't know if there's a perf. hit, though