Summary: By the time I bought this chip 4 years ago it was already being replaced as the king on the block by quad and hex core chips. I got this for my msi k9a2 platinum and it runs pretty fast from what I can tell. Summary of what I've done with the chip: -Play Deus Ex, Sacred Gold, Portals, Half-Life, Bioshock, and Minecraft w/o any noticeable lag. -Moved 750GB worth of video and pics over to a 2TB external HDD in just under 8hrs.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade a single core 1.8ghz and keep the same motherboard. The chip is great, very fast. It runs a little hot so better-than-stock cooler is a good idea. Made a world of difference in my rig's performance. The best thing about getting the cpu was being lucky enough to meet Tangaishi (seller) on this site. He made the entire thing painless, professional and worry-free. Check him (and the processor) out.
Summary: Good processor,still ok for any game...or high definition videos.AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ is the fastest dual-core processor for socket AM2. This processor is the best socket AM2 upgrade for people who mostly play games. For 3D rendering, Video encoding and similar applications the Phenom 4X microprocessors could be a better upgrade option.
Summary: Not a whole lot to say, top of the line AM2 processor, works awesomely and serves as a huge upgrade on my Asrock Xfire-Alivesata2 R3.0. If you know about it, you prolly know why you're getting it and know it's worth it. Great product, AMD continues to reign.