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.