Summary: Cheap processor now. Runs Windows 7 and newest Ubuntu no problems. Will run your office programs no problem. It will even stream netflix. I picked mine up for $20 and put together a PC for less than $100.
Outstanding perfromance for the cost; couldn't be happier.
23 May 2013
Summary: CPU purchased for a home LAN 'server' build. Installed on an ASRock 990FX Extreme3 with 8GB memory, running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Windows Experience rates the CPU at 6.4 (out of 7.9 max), so it performs very well. The PC it is powering has 9 hard drives, plus SSD system disk, sharing out video, pictures, user shares. It also serves as a ShoutCast server, streaming mp3s 24/7. Performance is very good, with low CPU utilization and no bottle-necks or slow-downs whatsoever.
Summary: - Why you bought it because a friend recommended it to me, since he has one of the same and has very good resutado - What you like most about it AM3 is dual core 2.9 - Whether or not you would buy the product again yes, but for lack of money I want to risk buying a used
Summary: The price was attractive and the processor is very fast. Runs very stable. Hooked up with the Gigabyte MA785GM and 8 GB of ram and it breezez through all task I put it through. Have not tried to overclock yet as I usually like to run my systems as cool as possible. AMD offers more for the Dollar.
Excerpt: Amd Athlon II x2 245 2,9Ghz. Kan väl börja med att jag har haft denna processor i snart två år i min speldator. Under denna tiden har den fungerat utmärkt. Amd har alltid legat steget efter Intel när det gäller prestanda, men det tycks ha blivit ändring på det nu. (Menar inte denna processor) Denna processor är väldigt mångsidig, den är ju som synes i namnet (x2) dubbelkärnig vilket innebär bra prestanda.