My first AMD turned into my last AMD, ever!

loocas | hardware,opinions | Sunday, January 9th, 2011

My first AMD

If you’ve read my last post about my first ever AMD machine I bought just to test out the fantastic power consumption and mainly heat dissipation attributes, I burnt myself, almost litterarly, with it.

I might have had just a bad luck, but the cpu, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, is a fucking fusion reactor! Man, I was planning on putting that thing in a 1U rack case config with a special 1U Dynatron cooler, but as it turned out, it’s impossible! The CUP’s TJ Max is about 70°C, yet under no load, in BIOS, the temperature climbed to 45°C with the standard, included, cooler. As soon as I mounted the 1U Dynatron cooler on that thing and checked the BIOS readings, the CPU slowly climbed to about 65°C and kept on rising! That’s when I turned the machine of, just to not catch fire, or whatever!

I am so dissappointed in this CPU and AMD in general that I will never, ever, buy another AMD CPU in my life. You can call it irrational or spontaneous, but believe me, I’ve been building my computers since I was 13 or 12 and I’ve always stuck with Intels (even at their worse times), yet I’ve never been so dissappointed by their CPUs.

I’ll reclaim the CPU and see if it was just a bad unit. If not, I’ll sell the stove to someone with a huge-ass cooler for a few bucks and be done with it.


  1. Bummer :-(

    Did you have a chance to run Frybench on the X6, like you did on Sandy Bridge recently?
    I would be really interested in seeing how the two stack up against each other.


    Comment by JD — January 18, 2011 @ 18:32

  2. Unfortunately no, I couldn’t. I didn’t manage to keep the CPU cooled, so I ended up reclaiming it. I’ll see when they give me a new piece if it helps. But I have serious doubts. The Sandybridge is everything I need.

    Comment by loocas — January 18, 2011 @ 18:46

  3. I think you are being irrational or spontaneous.

    Comment by 10pound — May 19, 2012 @ 22:31

  4. 1Opound – irrational and spontanous? Really? I gave AMD a shot, I tested it and it performed extremely poorly for what I intended to use it for. How the hell is this irrational or spontanous?

    Comment by loocas — July 22, 2012 @ 20:37

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