The AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition retails for €149.
The black box comes with the "AMD Phenom X4" logo and includes the basic product information and logos.
Inside the box there is the CPU and AMD's CPU cooler.
The cooler is made by Foxconn as you can see in the picture below:
It is obvious that although installing a processor is a typical procedure, you should always pay the appropriate attention and be gentle.
After connecting all the necessary power cables, you can power up your system.
The CPU multiplier is unlocked and this should give us many overclocking options. CPU-Z provides more information as you can see in the screenshots below. By default the core voltage is set at 1.280V:
For our tests we used a Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H motherboard and the 2GB OCZ PC2-8500 SLI certified DDR2 memory modules.