Summary: Just got my Athlon processor from China and it was worth the wait (3 weeks)! I got ansy and bought a Duron from the states from Amazon and it was ok too but the Athlon solved all my problems. Before I had lots of errors and Internet Explorer was slow as hell.
Summary: Item arrived sooner than anticipated and was well wrapped in a hard box with Styrofoam supports. Pins were protected. It did exactly what I wanted it to do by increasing the performance of the computer. Turned out to be a good investment.
Summary: This came from china I think. This thing works and has been working for months. It is quite a bit faster than the 2000+ that was in my machine before. It sped up all other parts as well. It maxed out the processor speed for my particular motherboard. Perfect for my machine.
Summary: I bought this processor to replace my Athlon XP 1800+ on my old PC, in order to make the best of what my motherboard could still offer. I'm quite pleased with the processor performance so far.
Summary: I'm writing this review with my brand new used processor :) It worked fine and this seller delivered it as promised. I can't be happier. I was expecting to buy this item since forever, in order to upgrade my elderly machine. And I think I got a good deal. Thank you!
Summary: I wanted my Shuttle XPC SN41G2 to have the fastest CPU possible. I had the Athlon XP 1900+ but I wanted more speed. I got this 3000+ 333MHz. Boy I love it. Everything is faster. UT2004 loads faster and plays smoother. UUENCODED files decode much faster. The boot up time is faster.
Summary: I had to choose between this 333 MHz FSB or the 400 MHz FSB 3 GHz uP. Since I had 1.5 GB of PC2700 (333 MHz) memory, I went with the 333 Mhz FSB processor to keep the speeds similar (and hopefully avoid glitches). In any event, this is a great match-up.
Pros: solid, reliable, stable, good performance for the cost.
Cons: none - use a good fan and a motherboard with a CPU chip temperature sensor that will cut power if the CPU overheats - there isn't much forgiveness with these Athalon XPs if/when the fan fails.
Summary: Bought this processor to go in my shuttle sn41g2, its the best proc, using 333Mhz FSB req. for using the onboard graphics. Installation was relatively simple. I estimate my xvid encoding time has dropped by about 1/3.
Pros: Speeds up my xvid encoding by 33%, probably won't get much cheaper than present price. Maximum upgrade from my system (333 Mhz Bus)
Cons: Self installation - always a little too stressful, although I have now built a few machine without casualties.
Summary: Initially had difficulty setting up this processor. Problems had to do with the BIOS and not the CPU. Once I spent the time to read the motherboard manual I was able to get my computer up and running without any problems.
Pros: This is my second AMD CPU. I've been using AMD products for the last several years and their performance has been close to flawless.
Cons: Lack of documentation. Of course this is to be expected when purchasing the OEM version of a CPU. The cost savings is worth it.