Summary: This is the fastest processor I have ever had, it came preinstalled on my hp a6250z series, and this thing is just a SPEED DEMON! I would highly recommend this for someone who likes to run big games, it is a very reliable card!
Summary: I bought this to upgrade my existing computer. I did the research to find out if my motherboard would take a faster processor and this came up as the second from the fastest CPU for my system so I bought it. It showed an inprovement but not enough to justify the change for me.
Summary: I found myself in the dubious situation of having to look for a replacement for an older PC that bit the dust. It was an HP a1230n which was a nice enough machine and did everything that I needed, but alas, the motherboard croaked.
Summary: This processor has enough power for a workstation at a great price, if you are into seriuos games maybe you have to consideer at least a three core cpu, but of course this is in case you are planning to put it together with a $200 video card, but in pair with a 8600gt it's a perfect match
Summary: not the top of the basket but will do for almost anything on the market today
Pros: dual core, realy fast, comes with relatively quiet hsf (compare that to intel garbage! hsf !!) oc'd to 2.9 with very litle dificulty on stock cooling with MSI MBOX K9N6SGM-V bare bone and 1 gb of ram and xp pro worked flawlesly and very responsive brought it bac to stock speed cause customer did ...
Pros: Overclocked to 2.9 ghz with stock fan no problem, very stable very fast dual core... remember that these dual cores have 2 pipelines coming out of the processor unlike Intel who only has the 1 pipeline for 2 cores... makes this thing a dream for any system you put it in... In a system with 2 gigs...