Summary: For a single core is fine, I bought it because it was really cheap, dislike: single core. Anyway, AMD always works fine with any graphic card and if you want it just for regular work it is perfect
Summary: Easy to install, Cool and Quiet works very well. AMD processor has enhanced virus protection. Good Value for money. An excellent choice for an all around everyday computer. There is good performance at a reasonable price point. You need to have at least 1Gig of Ram for you to enjoy your computer.
Pros: Good speed for the price, good for graphics application
Cons: Not a dual core processor, all processors are now coming with dual core or quad core.
Summary: Compared to a winchester core 3000+, this 3800+ venice core is noticeably more robust. Using the same heat pipe from Arctic Cooler (recommended) the CPU temps are manageable at max load 55c with near silent operation. Idle temps are not relevant if you use AMD's Cool-N-Quiet, mine is idling at 38c after one hour of heavy gaming. One yardstick of interest is BF2 used to take up to 45 seconds to exit and return control to the OS, very annoying.
Pros: Superior Venice Core with under one hundred dollar, Excellent thermal management, no BIOS update needed (NF3) and Compliments Low Latency RAM
Cons: High Wattage Requirement, Single Core, Overclock headroom less than slower models
Summary: I installed this in a new AM2 motherboard. It started right out of the box without any problems. It is rather speedy (I am coming from a 2.4 Gig Pentium) and all the programs I have tried work without problem. I have not tried any games, I am not a gamer but I do work in digital photography and it seems to work well.
Pros: Fast processor, good value for the money. It may be slower than the fastest dual core, but it costs just a fraction of their costs. It is an AM2 socket so there is an upgrade path if needed.
Summary: Purchased this processor to replace on of the P-III systems I own that failed. This is the second Athlon 64 in use with about four to go. There is good performance at a reasonable price point, no dissapointment here!
Summary: Its an AMD processor, which is synonymous with quality and gaming. Not much of an upgrade from the previous version. The only difference is the socket type. I purchased it since there was a price drop and thought I'd give AMD a try again. Last AMD I had was the athlon xp 1800. I wasn't let down, but I wasn't wow'ed either. Everything runs just fine. Next one I'll try will be the X2.
Summary: This processor has allowed me to custom-build my own god-like computer with only 1500 dollars. I have been able to run games such as half-life 2 and counter strike: source with no processing problems. Runs everything very smoothly.
Pros: Has an intensely high processing ability! Fits many modern MoBos.
Cons: Almost expensive as equal dual core. Needs good cooling.
Summary: This is my first AMD chip I have always used Intel P4 in the past but wanted to try using and AMD based on some of the user reviews and articles from PC magazines. The processor in the box comes with a decent heat sink / fan and you really don't need anything more besides the packaging says using anything else voids the warranty on the processor so beware of that. The installation was straight forward although getting the clips to latch on required some force.
Pros: integrated DDR memory controller, 64 / 32 bit support, good gaming processor, relatively inexpensive compared to comperable P4 processord
Cons: Not as fast as P4 for multitasking efforts & office applications