Price is high and puts out a lot of heat but works well for its age.
6 September 2012
Summary: Bottom line: Pricey for what it is but works well for its age. Word of warning, this is a HOT running CPU. At 125 watts be ready with a water or large air cooling system. Overall its a good CPU for its age. Scores a 6.3 in WEI, and plays BF3 on med settings AA @ 4x @ 40FPS. (I have it mated to a 9800GT.) Its an old system but solid. The price is a little high for what it is but if all you want to do is upgrade your CPU than this is the best route to take.
Summary: Causes stability issues, freezing about 5 times in a 2 day period and then works great for a month. cant figure that out, but other than that this thing rocks! improved frame rates by a consistant 300%. Everest says i run a cool 30-35C at all times. High airflow case helps that... I do not overclock.
Summary: Ce processeur, même si il a deux ou trois générations de retard en terme de cycle de produit informatique, dispose d'une puissance et de performances ludiques suffisantes pour convenir à tous les usages. Je ne crois pas à la surenchère marketing sur les "derniers plus puissants" processeurs, car personne ne les exploitent vraiment. Ce produit remplit parfaitement son rôle et a encore de beaux jours devant lui pour remettre à jour une configuration sans se ruiner.
Summary: I have it for a year or so and I can't complaint, it gives me a great performace overall and gaming experience great so far. Nonetheless the overcloacking side is not as great, since I have it 103% only and works good, but if I push it further than 108% it is not that stable. I have a ASUS M2N32 Motherboard and it is a good motherboard with 4gb OCZ PC2-8500 DDR2 Reaper and works great.
Summary: I enjoy this CPU now that I finally got the heat issues sorted out. And it wasn't cheap to do so. When I first got it I had it in an older Antec case with two 120mm fans and an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro. Idled at 45C, under load ran at up to 65C. Popped for a new Coolermaster Stacker Evo 830 case, two extra fans and a Xigmatek 1283 heatsink/fan. After all that the temps came down to 36-40 idle and 49-52 load.
Summary: What can I say! Fast, stable, and a pretty good price. This is the "Black Edition", sooo, it is eminently "overclockable", with the appropriate software. So far, have had it "overclocked" at 3.7 ghz, then "lost my nerve", but was still stable and running quite happily. However, please bear in mind that this model does NOT come with a "stock fan", and, if you are gonna "overclock" it, you are going to need to invest in a VERY good processor fan (or maybe even "water...
Summary: this thing def. made an improvement. i had the 5600+ b4 and i still noticed a good dif. one thing i didnt like, the fact that this is the fastest dual core AMD makes and it only raised my PC score from 5.3 to 5.5. so the only way to make it out is to buy the quad core. oh well. also i noticed my fan is working harder more often, but then again my PC was made with the 5600 so i dunno if its just me needing to change a fan or setting. doesnt over heat at all..