Summary: bought this for an old Compaq presario,works great. at MHz. its not the fastest, but it gets the job done. this new in the box is great, you don't have to worry about it being abused, over heated or overclocked.
Summary: I decided to buy this processor in order to upgrade my old computer to a faster speed. Installation was easy and my computer was faster as a result. I liked the reassonable price in buying on ebay and the AMD processor is known for good performance. The processor is working great and I have no dislikes at all.
Summary: I had a Pentium 2 die on me (it didn't like chocolate milk!), so I had to build a new system without money. If I had to built, I wanted a machine to be an upgrade from what I had, but I still had to keep cost in mind. I bought this processor and it's been running strong. Games are amazing (keep in mind that I have a Creative Audigy 2 card with 6.1 surround sound, an ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 8x video card with 128MB of video memory, and 512MB of DDR 333Mhz RAM).
Pros: Very Fast and Reliable. Not a single problem yet!
Cons: AMD's heat monitoring- they don't have that feature in their processors like Intel does. I don't think AMD has temperature monitoring in any of their processors, so it's not like this one is a defect
Summary: this processor is one of the best ive used, with its ability to work with games and 3d graphics it helps improve your gaming plasure. with XP you can keep the pc on days and not drop in that much speed.
Pros: excellent speed, beats pentium, runs great with xp
Summary: I have owned this processor for more than a year now and have incurred ZERO problems with this processor. It is more than powerful enough to handle any games you might want to play and do anything with graphics and playing with videos. In fact, the only thing that slows my system down is my hard drive speed. I love the drive.
Summary: In reply to the review from "dancindiggity": This dude says it best: The entire P4 story is one of the worst things to ever take place in CPU history - maybe THE worst. Its' probably the first CPU designed by the marketing dept, instead of engineers. It's a product designed by a cynical company. It's a 7th generation CPU that in many ways is inferior to a 6th gen CPU ( P3 ) It's a buzzy little engine which operates at a zillion RPM, yet produces little horsepower.
Pros: Beats Pentium 4 hands down! Read below and find out for yourself some hard facts why the Pentium 4 is inferior to even the Pentium 3. You have got to be an idiot to buy Intel's Pentium 4 after reading this!
Cons: Why do they even put weaknesses for AMD processor reviews? They do indeed need it on Intel's reviews! LOL!
Summary: I own both a Pentium4 and an Athlon XP 1800. Although the XP is a faster processor, it fails in comparison. It's lacking BIG TIME in the multimedia department. It spudders through 3D games, has very poor video capabilities, and makes digital music sound like an 8-Track player. Like I said, it may be faster than the P4, but it is knowhere near as versitle... If you're considering buying a high quality processor, I'd say defenately go Pentium...
Summary: I have used XP 1600+ and 1800+ and they have been great. If you want a processor that is affordable, and dependable than Athlon XP is the way to go. They have Intel beat in all directions including speed, and price.