Summary: I recently was faced with the task of either buying a new computer or rebuilding one that had bit the dust. For several reasons I chose the latter. As part of the rebuild I chose to upgrade to a dual core processor. I chose this unit for two reasons.........features and price. My original chip as a single core at 2.4G with a 512K L2 cache and rated on the cpubenchmark scale at 592.
Summary: Ordered this item over a year ago and had the same problem. I was sent the AM2 which does not work with my motherboard. The price was great at the time and I was really let down by that. It says socket 939 on all of the info and when you get it the box only says AM2.
Summary: When I received my item it was not the one I ordered, it had a different socket number, so it did not fit in my tower. I tried contacting the merchant for exchange or refund with no replies at all. I finally had to contact Amazon to see if they could do anything I am still awaiting their decision to see if I will be getting the correct item or a refund.
Summary: I thought I would replace my older single core processor, at the same time, I was upgrading my Mother Board and Memory! The processor was delivered in a timely manner with no damages or needed returns. I had an unexpected problem with the mother board and had to install everything without the DVD drive, normally used for installing all the drivers. When I booted it up for the first time, after a lenghy pause, and entering the Key, everything ran as smooth as Pug'N Play.
Summary: I upgraded my 64x2 3600 2.0 mhz to this processor,it is quite a bit faster than the 3600,took Vista experience on processor from a 4.0 to a 4.9,I then added a Radeon HD4850 graphics card and the experience level went to 5.0. processor speed.It all makes a difference.
Summary: This is a very good processor you can buy, it works very quiet. Works faster than I think and I install first with Windows XP, but the computer run to fast, so I install Windows Vista and its the same, works very fast.