Summary: over all ill be happy with this processor once new egg sends me the replacement, the one i bought locally sorprised me on its speed and with some little effort the 4th core came up making it amazing power for the price
Pros: for the price of a dual core you get a little more capable of unlocking 4th core and L3 cache (if lucky) best budget computer i could build (taking the DOA of first unit out of picture)
Cons: DOA on first unit, was a customers built so had to go buy one locally and waiting still for my replacement wich i guess ill just build my self a 3rd desktop with....
Summary: Most apps use only single core, and this processor performs no better than a three year old Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 on these apps. Disappointing. It is 50% faster on multi-core apps, but it has ... 50% more cores. Was not able to unlock additional core with ACC motherboard.