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Well this actually awakens your pc by increasing the processing speed of your PC. My previous processor, which is Intel, has actually gone old so I needed some up grade. In terms of recommendations, I will highly recommend this to the fullest because of its processing speed and efficiency.

With the 2-way 1.65ghz processor with a 36mb l cache, the processor board is capable of processing perfectly and all right so this is a good alternative if you actually want to upgrade your PC.

The cache memory has good memory capacity of 72mb L3 cache. The new processor on the p5-550 allows you to configure in both ways either a 2- way or 4 way system. With the new 1.65ghz processor, there are wide ranges of system storage offerings.

As a pc gamer, the new IBM processor board has given me some special entertainment with my games by increasing the processing speed of my game. Unlike my old Intel processor that had some problems with the processing speed of my game and that has made most of my PC games quite slow and some how UN enjoyable due to the speed.

It has a processing clock speed of 1.5ghz.

Well another disadvantage with the IBM is that it is not that used rather you tend to see much of AMD and Intel reviews. Why I am saying this is that I rarely find reviews written on IBM processors. But I am trying to make it clear in this review that the IBM processors is as good as those of Intel and AMD processors. Due to lack of review on it; you tend to find it difficult to read reviews about it in order to make your buying decisions because I just bought the processor without reading any reviews on it.

Comes with new and advanced configuration that gives two major options of 2 or 4 way just like I wrote above.

It also comes with new N3000 and N5000 of ISCSI. The major function of the ISCSI is that it helps to SAN to be set up on your existing Ethernet network. There is also a highly flexible end-to-end server and storage solution with the help of p5.

In terms of the installation, it is quite simple but some concentration is needed to do that.

In terms of selling places, I bought mine at the price Amazon .uk market place at an affordable price.

In terms of recommendation I will recommend this to those that are willing to upgrade their PC because this is a very fantastic processor board from IBM one of the leaders in PC making.

The good feature with this is that it is faster than my old processor and has many configuration options either 2 or 4 ways.


It has IBM power5+form factor and processor quantity of 4.

It has clock speed of 1.5ghz.

It has L3 cache of 72mb, which is the installed size.

In terms of expansion connectivity, it has 8X memory 1X processor board of compatible slots.

So looking for a good processor brand, I think IBM is the stuff.

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redeyes22 30.10.2008 23:41

great review aggy

JAVER1967 30.10.2008 19:50

Excellent review with good information

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The System p5 550 offers a new POWER5+ processor option with the 2-way 1.65 GHz processor with a 36 MB L3 cache. Th...


MPN 9133-8313
Product Type Processor board


Type / Form Factor IBM POWER5+
Cache Memory Details L3 - 72 MB
Processor Qty 4

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