Summary: I bought this in 2003 as my first AMD processor. In fact I think it was part of my first computer that I actually assembled myself. During those days my buds were really into LANs, and this thing kicked butt.
the best processor for the 32 bit platform - beats intel hands down
17 March 2012
Summary: intel chips do nothing but create heat & swallow electricity. amd trumps intel in every way where it is crucial. this chip is the top of the heap for 32 bit computing - except no substitutes - or- false advertising from companies that have deep pockets & a bullying manufacturing to market monopoly.
Summary: It arrived on time and it was well packaged. But when I intalled it my motherboad did not respond again. After putting the old one back still nothing. I dont blame it on this cpu but I wish it could have worked.
$500 for a used obsolete chip...your kidding right?
11 August 2007
Summary: Where do these guys come from? If someone on here is even remotely considering paying $513 + shipping for this chip, please don't! You can purchase the latest Motherboard/CPU combo AND RAM for less than that!