Summary: Im running a fairly old system that still unfortunately uses Socket 939. I was extremely happy when I found this used processor as it's the fastest that my Motherboard can handle, but also it pushes me into a Multi-cored processor.
Summary: Reliable chip, no problems. Had to apply a good amount of thermal paste, to dissipate the heat. I'm not saying it runs hotter than it should, and the fan that came with our very obsolete computer can handle the extra heat well.
Summary: I got this along with an asus system board at a lower cost on ebay and 60 of these boards with the processor were sold and pulled out of unused machines. The tech they had helped me set up the board for free over the phone. [...] They sell the board, processor, cpu fan, heat sink and the back plate.
Summary: I have an ancient motherboard, GA-K8N Pro SLI has worked well over the years. At the time, I could not have bought a powerful processor for lack of funds, and even now I have chance to buy cheaply is a good and powerful processor for my old motherboard.
Summary: My son's computer has been a dog ever since we got it about 5 years ago. He got a new game for his birthday and we found out it wouldn't work with our old processor. I was ready to return the game but he came to me with the idea to replace the processor with this one.