Summary: I havent completed building the new pc with the newest A64 3200+ I bought. But for a little over $30, which included HSF, I could not pass up this cpu bargain. I just recently gave away a 4 year old model that has never stopped kicking.
Pros: Still working strong after 4 years, so I bought a new one for 20% of what it cost back then
Summary: I bought this proc about awhile ago and only recently have I purchased a motherboard, the epox 754 sli, that can overclock properly. The problem is that the proc is very beautiful while running stock. The 1 mg cache really give is strength, but it is not very overclockable.
Summary: It's definitely fast. Compared to the reg 3200 athlon and pent 4. Boots in split seconds! Although sometimes gives a fan error message on motherboard. Didn't quite figure it out yet. Not sure if there's a serious problem.
Pros: great for the money
Cons: occasionally - receives a fan error message on boot
Summary: I bought an AMD processor mainly because I wanted to play games and this game can run all the games I play smoothly and I don't even use a high-end video card. It was my first build so installing the heatsink was a hassle but everything worked out in the end.
Pros: It's fast and runs games beautifully.
Cons: When running day-to-day tasks, it seems to lag sometimes.
Summary: This is my first 64-bit CPU and is working well after 3 weeks. I will be looking into overclocking it soon. This is the retail version with the fan. The fan is quite too. I would go for the 3500+ with more cache if I had more cash.