Summary: very good little basic quad core at stock 3Ghz, paired with a 550Ti it ran nearly everything i threw at it flawlessly. cpu mark is quite low compared to today's standards. just being slightly above my Athlon II x3 2.9Ghz. its a good solid budget quad core by amd for a mid-high end gaming pc build. don't expect miracles though its certainly not close to an i5 or i7.
Summary: Works great. Plug and play. No problems at all, has been running flawlessly for a month now. This processor is about the best bang for your buck that you will find. Easy to install. You can watch a youtube video just before installing it if you have any reservations.
Summary: PC Specs, most current ((Scroll down and disregard if you're computer-illiterate)) : MoBo- M2N68-LA (Narra5) CPU- AMD Athlon II X4 640 GPU- RaedonHD 6670 PSU- SeaSonic S12II 430w RAM- 2GB total, stock. I did a mass amount of researching when choosing which parts to upgrade my computer with. This CPU, solely when describing the requirements for the CQ5600Y (M2N68-LA (Narra5) motherboard), is one of the very few affordable, but powerful options currently available.
Summary: This was just what I needed to breath new life into my system. I thought about getting the 965 BE, but opted for this. No regrets. I play a lot of games including GW2, ST:TOR and TF2. Performance has improved a lot. Shipping was great. Install was easy.