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: Performance, at a price that is affordable. Without AMD in the market place Intel CPUs would sell for 3 times their current prices. But this AMD CPU does everything I could ask for using Gimp, Inkscape, Blender, and Scribus... I use large graphic files, and this CPU is an affordable CPU with enough power to keep me busy, in the future I will want more power/speed, using less electrical power, that recently has become a concern.
Summary: Put it into the asus m4a89gtd pro without any problems. Booted up right away. I was able to overclock this easily to 3500 without any problems for the last month. I haven't tried to OC any higher as of yet.