Summary: not sure if it's a driver issue or what. I tried plugging a video card in and had no problems. I even tried a full OS reisntall and new system memory. seems isolated to the APU. the system powers up but there is no screen output from the APU.
Pros: powerful with an nice GPU
Cons: the GPU randomly crashes. then one day it just stopped working altogether.
Summary: Great APU for a budget PC. This PC is used as a home theater system, so no graphic intensive games were played. No issues aroused whatsoever for the past year. This APU does everything fine, from streaming videos online with very mild gaming.
Summary: If you haven't already I suggest cleaning off the stock thermal paste and getting articsilver 5. For the 5 dollars you do see an improvement in temps though if your not in a pinch you might want to buy a better heasink as well.
Pros: I have had this CPU for a little over a month and I have to say I am very pleased with the performance so far. I bought this for a budget build since my laptop was finally starting to go out. I am not going to compare a desktop to a laptop since they're are differences but the performance improve...
Summary: Great solution for powerful processing with capable graphics at a great price. I purchased for use in a studio computer, it has had no problem running any sort of music production Software so I'm perfectly happy with it.
Summary: The AMD Quad Core A8-6600K is a great started APU for the average user. I built a computer for my cousins and used this CPU in it, and they could not be happier with it. I do have to note that the stock cooler is quite loud and I would highly recommend purchasing another one.
Summary: I believe in the concept of the APU, however Intel HD 4600 for mayble 100 bucks more does better gaming than APU, plus the benefit of intel longevity that can handle a a mid leve; graphics card. This APU can do it too but the processor it's self can get really hoottt and 95 watts?
Summary: I use this for a media PC. I am using passive cooling with no fans and have had no problems with it. Build is completely silent. I have not overclocked it as for my use there is really no need to. Using SSD for Windows, and HDD for storage.
Pros: Great for budget builds. Don't need a graphics card. Works very well. Solid and reliable.