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: 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.
Summary: Hi! I didnt bought a Quad Core One because I am 80% of the time needing a dual core one that satisfies my software needs and It had a good price when I bought it. Anyway, it run amazing!!It has superior perfomance witohut overclock than Intel comparable models and operate only a 43°C on load.This processor has always 5 stars on aprox 250 reviews on Newegg!!. Absolutely truth! Fully recommended!!
Great price. Excellent performance for entertainment,
O. M. Lopez "UMBrellaDOMains_COM", Amazon
21 December 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: 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. Its able to handle play back of 1080p video, including Blueray, and 5.1 audio without any hiccups, stutters, and it stays at a very comfortable 40c (+/- 1 or 2 degrees) even after hours of use.
Summary: Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Micro ATX Motherboard 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.