Summary: If you are interested in going to a higher step withing the same motherboard. If your PC is a hog with the applications. This is a good option. Switch from dual Core to Quad Core. If your motherboard can support it, go Quad.
First AMD Athlon II x 4 630 - 2.8 I have had works great.
2 January 2012
Summary: I thought it would be faster but it works great. Not much faster than my 2.8 x 2 I really don't wont to write a book on this, 50 characters would be enough, Pleas change your web page rules!!!!
Summary: I used this processor to upgrade the AM2+ Athlon II X2 5050e 2.6Ghz 45W processor that was in my home theater PC. The previous processor was great in that it could handle any kind of video processing I could throw at it and at 45W TDP it was "green". However, the general experience of navigating in Windows Media Center, browing pictures, etc. left a lot to be desired. I wasn't sure if this new processor would truly make a difference but I am blown away.
Summary: This processor is amazing. It has outperformed all of my expectations. It scores a 7.2 in the Windows 7 Experience Index. I must say that this is the fastest $100 processor I have ever owned. This thing is great for gaming, and even better for multi-tasking. Overall, this $100 dollar quad core is an amazing buy. I recommend it to all who are on a budget, but still want fast performance. Go AMD!