Reviews and Problems with AMD A8-Series A8-3850 AD3850WNZ43GX (AD3850WNGXBOX)
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Works ok, but not rock soild
Matthew D., Newegg
16 August 2013
Pros: I've owned this chip for about 2 years, I run this in my HTPC. Runs nearly 20 hrs a day, every day.
Cons: Seemed like a good idea to keep a build simple and put the graphic processing in the processor, but I have issues with the graphics being fluid and smooth. Sometimes when it just sits idea with Media Center running the CPU will spike to nearly 70% on all four processors.
Pros: Put this micro into a ASRock A75M-ITX board and once I got it running is a nice system. In a small Qube like cabinet it has much power.
Cons: Used ram from ASRock ram page, 2 OCZ3P1600EB4GK for 4 GB and got random crashes. Win7 performance test would crash 100% of time in video section and trying to update with AMDs newest video driver would also crash 100% of time. Went to slower Kingston KVR1066D3N7/1G and it works, no crash. Dont kn...
Summary: The game coupon advertised as part of the deal wasn't included either, just a code for some exclusive items for a free game. First time dealing w/newegg if it wasn't for the quick 2day ship, it would be my last.
Pros: Good value for price
Cons: Does not include heat sink Buyer be warned! I was lucky to have a spare on hand til can go to store and buy a decent heatsink.