Reviews and Problems with AMD A-Series A4-3400 2,7GHz Socket FM1 Box
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Noisy heat sink
15 June 2013
Summary: Processor does a fine job for the price. I run Windows 8 and use a separate GPU. So there is not a lot of stress on the processor. The fan that comes with the heat sink is very loud. It almost sounds like a small vacuum cleaner.
Good upgrade depending on where you're coming from
16 July 2012
Summary: I am using this chip in a $55 Gigabyte motherboard. Compared to my old Core 2 Duo E6600, this processor is much faster. But compared to my Intel Core i7-870 Processor 2.93 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1156 , this product under-performs at times. It is definitely a capable product for a second or spare computer in another room. It may even be good enough for a media center PC.
Summary: There's not too much to say, here. For the price you're getting a decent CPU that will fit a Socket FM1 and do the job to make your movies, games, and other PC projects move at a truly decent speed. It's easy to install, comes with an adequate cooling fan, and can be tweaked a bit if you have a decent motherboard and know what you're doing.
Summary: I purchased this CPS to do an economy rebuild of a PC for my office. I wanted to run Windows 7 64-bit and the old system could not handle it. This processor installed fast and easy and so far, it's worked great. It's not a blazing fast product, but it's fast enough for my needs and was very inexpensive.
Summary: One really great thing about this APU (CPU & GPU) is that it overclocks fairly well for a low cost piece of hardware. My first experience with this little guy was in an OEM machine which, of course, had a locked bios to prevent overclocking. However, with the AMD software/drivers available for download on their site (currently version 13.4 of Catalyst/Vision control center), you can use AMD's OverDrive software to allow for overclocking via software.
Summary: If you are looking for a basic chip for everyday use this will work great for you. The concept of these chips was always cool to me. I set it up originally as a home theater PC (HTPC). It was able to do all my video playback in 1080p without problems. There was no lag on the system. It is decent a playing video games and you can crossfire the APU with a graphics card if you need more. I use this chip now when I make computers for someone too.
Satisfied my needs with decent speeds on my Home Theater PC Build.
Joel Eaton, Amazon
10 June 2012
Summary: I needed a cheap but efficient CPU and GPU for my Home Theater PC, and this, as recommended by a Lifehacker article, fit the bill! I've had an excellent experience with both the speed and power of this budget priced APU. Highly recommended for any application short of gaming.
Summary: I got this to put in a new computer I was building. I already have enough computers, but being that I love building them, I decided to build one on the cheap just to see what would happen. Being on the cheap, this was a good option, It was cheap, but also a dual-core running at 2.7GHz, so I figured this would be the most bang for the buck, and what do you know? It was! I am satisfied with this thing. While it is no Intel I7, it's also at least $150 cheaper.