Summary: A great bargain multicore CPU. Blazes through everyday tasks with ease. Can handle standard gaming tasks when paired with a decent GPU. Not for high-end gaming or video production or anything, but should be able to handle the demands of an average computer user for years to come.
Summary: Perfect processor for a cheap gaming home-built pc. Comes with a cpu fan, 3 cores for triple the power and if your able to configure it you can unlock its hidden fourth core and turn this baby into a quad core processor.
Summary: This is not the latest and greatest processor out there but it kicks the crap out of my old Athlon 64 single core. People have put the heat sync and fan down but I don't see any cooling issues on mine. Granted I haven't tried heavy duty gaming to really push it yet, but in watching HD videos, surfing the web, mixing audio/video the highest temp mine has reached is 46 degrees Celsius. That said, there are better coolers you can get, I'm sure.
Summary: First off I'd like to state that mine unlocked to a Phenom II X4 B50 without L3 and is such a Propus chip, so for all intents and purposed you can consider this an Athlon II X4. I paired this with an HD7850 for a mid range gaming build and performs excellently, playing every game I throw at it.
Summary: When shopping for a CPU, it mainly comes down to price. Being a technical person, I know that the processor is only one part of your computer. If you have a weak CPU, with an extra couple gigs of memory and a good video card, you can get the more or less the same gaming performance as a $1,000 Alienware computer. That configuration would get you more frames per second than an Xbox 360.
Summary: I had been searching for a CPU to upgrade my Compaq Presario CQ5602F that has the M2N68-LA motherboard in it. Most of the CPU's that I found for upgrades are no longer available. I had read some reviews about this processor and decided to give it a try even though it was for a AM3 and not AM2+ socket. The processor installed easily, Windows 7 recognized it and after a few minutes of updates was up and running. This processor is like having a new computer.