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. I notified my client who was paying for this computer and he was devastated to know that the 90 dollar CPU he paid for had just died and the only way to meet HIS deadline was to drop in a cheap 50 dollar processor.
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. Case: Apex MI-008 Mini ITX Tower Case w/250W Power Supply Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Memory: Kingston Technology Hyper X 4GBx2 1600MHz DDR3 KHX1600C9D3 Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB 3.5 7200RPM Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer TV Tuner:...
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... motherboard and recommend the coupling of units.