Summary: I get this to replace a sempron processor it worked perfectly. I didn't have to change any settings in my factory Hp Compaq workstation, the cpu was automatically configured and functional. The only thing I had to do was to confirm the hardware change when powering on the machine for the first time.
Summary: The AMD Athlon II X2 245 is snappy processor good enough for your usual daily task, cost and performance benefits are realized when paired of with a good mobo with AMD chipset, I used the GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H which is a very nice solid m-ATX board with 2GB of memory.
Summary: Its more than enough CPU to handle my original intention for it. I'm using it as the brains behind my (fairly) new HTPC and it performs admirably. Currently I have XBMC running on top of Windows 7 x64.
Great price. Excellent performance for entertainment,
O. M. Lopez, Amazon
3 February 2010
Summary: I bought this CPU when my Quadcore CPU died on my home entertainment PC. This is very effective for that purpose, I overclocked it and it was even better. Great replacement, low energy consuming and affordable CPU.
Summary: I purchased this processor because my Phenom died and I didn't want to spend a shed load of cash on another processor (being a student and all). This was compatible with my AM2+ Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 Motherboard so I decided to go for a cheaper alternative.
Summary: I have (until recently) been running an old Pentium 4, which caused a severe system bottleneck in almost everything I did. Enter Athlon 2 X2. Everything is snappy and responsive, I'ts more than quadrupled my framerate in games, allowing me to fully experience them as they were meant to be.