Recommend use more modern cpu, but if can't afford...
10 December 2013
Summary: I purchased this processor to replace my AMD Athlon XP 2000+. I did not know I was going to need to replace the mainboard later when I tried to update the bios and even though I got a success screen it stuck on a black screen on reboot, oh well. SOO, bought another Compaq board and put it all together, structure was such that finger holds on heatsink/fan had to be turned 90 degrees and for some reason the heatsink just will not seat properly no matter what I do, cpu temp...
Summary: I bought because I wanted to upgrade an old computer, with the fastest processor for that motherboard. I worked very good, more fast, twice cache than the older I had on that computer. Good product, excelent seller. My only difficult was to put termal grease. But, after the first try, I cleaned, an put it again, then worked without any problems.
Summary: I been looking for AMD processor to match my motherboard. The CPU purchased works as claimed by the seller. Works according to manufacture specifications and performance is outstanding so far.
Summary: Even though I bought it used, it seemd to be a very good Processor. I am very pleased with the way it works and that it upgraded my computer and added way more speed to it than it already had, i am very pleased with it's functionality and speed, I hope for a long time use with this Processor.
Excellent upgrade option. Overclocks well and can handle some new software.
23 October 2011
Summary: Extremely good chip. The one I got can overclock to 2.4 GHz at stock voltage by raising the FSB. Pretty much the best Socket A processor in terms of value - the 3200+ costs more because it was the fastest Athlon XP ever released. Back in the day when this was released, AMD dominated Intel. Intel's offering back then was the Pentium 4, which was very inefficient and generated a lot of heat.
Small price to pay for such a noticeable speed difference! Well worth it!
3 October 2011
Summary: I bought this processor to upgrade from an Athlon XP 2200. The 3000 not only has a faster clock speed but also a faster front side bus. The speed difference is definitely noticeable. Everything loads faster from programs to web pages. It was definitely worth the super low price to upgrade.