Summary: I didn't want to buy this processor, just as a small note to be aware of when you read this. I bought this processor to test a motherboard when my athlon 860k decided to die and newegg did not want to express ship me a new one.
Summary: This processor is working great in my setup. I'm using it for a Windows Media Center PC. I'm running Windows 8 Pro. Here's my build, as that can be important to the overall success of how you use the processor.
Summary: As with the memory and disk, it must be working as the computer is working. Given my minimal knowledge of computers, I understand that I would not be able to do anything it the processor were not working properly.
Summary: This processor gives you great bang for the buck, I'm running windows 8 on it with a PBX and it runs like silk, it is fast enough for some intense applications even with 4GB of RAM in the unit. I paired it with the GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 FM2+/FM2 AMD A55 HDMI Dual-link DVI D-sub Dual UEFI...