Pros: Running for 4 years! Put aftermarket Cooler on it and OCed it to 3.2Ghz with no issues. Still running great. Now has Windows 7 and no problems. Will be upgrading soon and computer will be handed down to daughter.
Summary: Isn't supported by some BIOS under revision 1.0's, but as you can imagine is supported by up to date bios mboards. I had revision 1.0 of a gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H and it did not list this CPU as supported although it worked fine.
Pros: Great out of the box stock CPU, runs cool in temps; never had any problems with it at all, first cpu I purchased was AMD athlon II x4 630, I will try intel this time and decide what I liked better, but it was solid performance for 100$ purchase.
Summary: One of my favorite CPUs i've used in a build - solid price to performance ratio at the time of purchase.
Pros: Amazing price for a quad-core at the time. 3+ years of use and this CPU is still a solid performer - still more than enough for what the build is used for, can compete with some more recent CPUs and should last quite a few years more. Great gaming performance even to this day. Still useable in AM...
Cons: No L3 cache but doesn't impact performance too much (comparable to a 2.6GHz Phenom 2 Quad). Stock cooler it comes with isn't the best (loud) but good enough for stock.
Summary: I have liked this CPU but have since upgraded my main computer. This will still be used in another computer, but probably just to surf the web. Overall, after 3+ years this little guy is still going strong.
Pros: I've used this since 2010 and its been a pretty good CPU. Still to this day its able to run Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Metro 2033, etc. That being said, it is still a 3 year old CPU and definitely can't play them at their highest settings.
Pros: very stable, also very overclockable, lasts very long time
Cons: overclocking is not an option with the stock heatsink, must purchase a third-party heatsink that cools it off better for the processor to remain stable in overclock mode. was only able to succesfully overclock it several mHZ with the stock heatsink and would still crash after 12-15 hours.
Summary: Got this little gem back in 2009 for a gaming rig, teamed it with a 4860 radeon and 4 gigs ram its held its own since then plays everything I want and only suffers from slow down due to hdd access times (not a ssd, shame on me!
Pros: Fast for the price Long term realibility value multitasking ability