Summary: I installed onto a "As Rock N68C-S UCC" motherboard. In the bios settings, I switched it to unlock the 4th core. So it's not jus simply X3. It's now X4. Significant improvements in computer. I still need to upgrade RAM, power supply and even graphics card. 4th Dec.
Summary: I chose this CPU for several reasons: 1) It is cheap. 2) You can, with the right motherboard, unlock the fourth core. This makes a it a wee bit more powerful and means more power for your dollar.
Summary: A friend of mine needed to upgrade his single core processor but didn't have a gaming motherboard, so this one is just powerful enough that it handles most games but not so powerful that the motherboard is strained in any way.
Summary: Needed a change over the old 4200+ 939 chip I was using for my work PC. Didnt want to spend a lot, just wanted something a little more up to date that would give me a better motherboard selection. I like budget AMD boards over Intel ones as you can get eSATA/USB3/HDMI etc.
Summary: Great CPU for the price it comes at! I was working on a budget Gaming rig for my friend, and decided to go AMD on his build. For 3 cores and a low price I went with this one. The CPU I bought was unlocked to have 4 cores, so it's a double bonus, and it performs just fine on the Asus board I bought.
Summary: Got this CPU to replace my busted Phenom 960T, with the stock cooler I got it to unlock the fourth core and OC it to 3.5 making it a Phenom X4 B55 3.5ghz. This CPU lacks the L3 cache but still matches the 960T for 2/3 the price, also the 960T was unstable for me and not only didnt let me unlock the...