Summary: It runs soooo coool. idles about 28 Celcius on stock cooling. Anybody who could buy this should buy this
Pros: This proccessor is fast alone without anything being done. Fan is also very good! 3000+ rpms. I saw reviews about overclocking and unlocking the 4th core....It works good. I have it at 3.6 ghz and unlocked the 4th core with l3 cache in about 4 minutes.
Summary: It was time for a new PC and I have been reading about the new Phenom II's and Athlon II's. The cpu is a smoker before being unlocked and reall scorches unlocked.
Pros: This is a excellent processor as an X3 , it runs about 34 idling with an AMD heatpipe cooler. After playing with for a month I decided to try unlocking it and Voila it is now a Phenom II X4 B35 , complete with 6 mb of L3 cache. Fantastic deal.
Summary: I got this processor because there is typically a premium for processors once you hit the "nice number" such as 3.0. The 2.9 is plenty fast for me and I've had no problems with it yet.
Pros: Great processor. I've had no problems with it yet. Very fast and great performance so far.
Cons: The only issue I've had with it is playing the game "Borderlands". It didn't like the different cores, so when I run the game, I have to set the processor to only run on one core. I think that is the game's fault though, not the processor's.
Summary: I will gladly upgrade this processor to another AMD down the road, fantastic job all around.
Pros: -Price -Speed -Potential to unlock I just upgraded from a once top of the line intel system from 2005. Hard to believe such an affordable processor can do such an incredible job. Last time I used an AMD it was a Thunderbird. This is just a great chip with great features and has some decent legroo...
Cons: Costs less than going out to dinner with my girlfriend