Reviews and Problems with AMD A8-Series A8-3850 AD3850WNZ43GX (AD3850WNGXBOX)
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Paul C., Newegg
12 March 2013
Summary: You might want to consider getting a different heat sink with this as it did run slightly hotter than i preffered with the stock heat sink.
Pros: This is a great little Processor. I was absolutely amazed at the benchmark scores I was getting while gaming with high settings. It's def not meant for a full time gamer but still was very impressed with the quality it put out for the price. I primarily use this for Blu-ray playback and once agai...
Cons: The only reason it low egg score from me is to get your attention. Unless this changes in the future you can currently buy a BRAND NEW A8-3850 cheaper than the refurbished. I just want to bring that to everyone's attention before wasting there money on a refurbished one.
Summary: Heatsink is adequate for stock use. Pay the extra money for a low end Ivy Bridge chip. The graphics are as good and the desktop performance is 10 times what this is.;
Pros: It's cheap now. I suppose the graphics core is decent. It will play some recent games at modest resolution. Did I mention it's cheap now. I paid almost a third again as much only a few months ago.
Cons: This chip is slow, so slow you think it's 2005 again. There's no excuse for selling something this slow even if the graphics core is decent. This chip can't even keep up with my old Core 2 Duo two core chip. Honestly it doesn't seem any quicker then an Atom processor in desktop work. Stay away fr...
Summary: Should not be so hard to slightly overclock
Pros: Good Price, great graphics for price
Cons: Horrible at clocking with a SSD. This CPU has a set multiplier so all you can do is increase it's frequency up from 100. Unfortunately this APU with an OCZ Agility 60GB SSD is unable to go past 103 before it will either crash in windows or fail to see the hard drive. Even if it boots it will rebo...
Summary: Not sure if I got the bad used processor of the bunch, but mine def did not work - I double checked, it was compatible with MB, bios was current etc. Plugged old CPU back in and it worked fine, so returning this, going to just buy new computer instead.