Summary: So basically my Board is shooting down my memory, or its this Core. I get memory management Blue screens. Simple computer restart until a successful load. I have placed 3 diff types/kinds of memory sticks in and all act the same at this point. I wish the O.C.
Cons: You can get a Phenom II x2 555 BE (3.2GHz) with unlocked multiplier for only a few dollars more, and these have a very high success rate of unlocking the 3rd and 4th core. Also, the Phenoms have the L3 cache which this does not.
Summary: I was able to use an old HSF that I had laying around (Xigmatek SD-1283). Cannot feel any heat coming out of it at idle. Even when gaming hard, it is hardly warm anywhere to the touch. Haven't tried overclocking it yet.
Summary: I am very happy with how well I can multi-task things now. I wish to make my next purchase a phenomII 3.2. AMD ROCKS!
Pros: For $88 I have a 64bit quad that is 2.8ghz :D With a $17 arctic cooling fan I can boast to me friends how awesome it is and looks on my board.
Cons: Packaging of processor made this chill run down my spine. It's supposed to be between the pieces of foam not off to the side of the foam in the little plastic tray. And I know its OEM but no box? Still it worked and been using it ever since just fine.