Summary: Bought this seven years ago. I'm using this to write this review. Old technology, but on a non-critical computer, I will add some RAM, upgrade my C drive and put Windows 7 since XP is going to hell. As of the end of 2013, this CPU ranked 600 on the list of 1000 CPUs.
Summary: I have an older Acer desk top that had a single core Athlon processor and I was looking for an inexpensive way to get more life out of it. When this processor arrived I took out the old one, plugged this one in and Windows updated the drivers with no problem.
Summary: I was somewhat concerened that, while being computer savy, I had never upgraded a processer. Tried once..you can see smoke off the MB when you screw up!! This time it went flawless. I am good!!
Summary: I ordered this as the last reasonably priced upgrade for an older computer that was still working fine (except for the processor). If I had to replace the motherboard and add RAM I might as well have jumped to replacing the whole computer with how pricing is going these days.
Summary: Excelent performance and price, consumes low power, the fan is not noisy, less than $60 bucks (with amazon super saving shipping when i bought). Hard to find something better with that price that can be bought outside of the USA.