Summary: I bought this processor to replace the older Athlon X2 processor in my desktop. The X4 620 has made a noticeable difference in the operation speed of the PC, and runs within reasonable temps even under load from heavy gaming with the included factory heat sink.
Summary: An awesome processor, good bank for your buck! I can play Crisis 2 on this CPU @~ 30FPS on ultra with a GeForce GTS 450, minor lag during loading, but that's expected without L3 cache, like I said good bank for your buck. 1/2 the price of a Phenom for about ~1/2-5/8 the performance. >1/2 the price of an FX for about >1/2 the performance.
Summary: I have always deemed AMD the best Bang for the buck. This is why I waited so long to upgrade. The Athlon's I had were being Uber Used. Having maxed out the 939 series (gaming has passed it) I had to upgrade just to play. Now I have 4 Cores! it is stable, allows overclocking on the fly (reboot MB bios change) and as you know, overheats only in a hot house- I always have the air on and a super-cool case.
Summary: Got the CPU and mounted on a AM2+ socket with 4gb of DDR2 and it works great, the rating on windows 7 is a 7.1. Going to this from a 2.6 GHZ Core2duo 45mn is a big difference on gaming, not much on other application, no lag on games any more, highly recommended
Summary: I received this Processor a few days ago from Amazon fast shipping too. I am using it on an MSI 770-C45 AM3 Motherboard, CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB Ram, Ge Force 9400GT 1GB Video Card, 500GB Hard Drive. Windows7® Ultimate 64 Bit Edition and it is running at a cool 32º C I upgraded from an AMD Dual Core 5600+ and I have notice a great difference in performance I would recommend this product to anyone
Summary: This sets a new measure of economical power. A quad core for less than a c-note? You may use as a powerful single processor, or setup a render farm for low cost raw power. Really is a new age dawning. The stock fan does a good job. Overclocking this chip works well, too. You can't go wrong if you want power on a budget.