Summary: This is a very fast processor but there were two problems. First, the box was a little rough like if you were to buy used. Second, Task manager says that there are only 2 cores. As soon as I can access my motherboard bios, i will turn on cpu core unlocker and see if that helps.
Summary: Awesome processor. I don't know why everyone knocks AMD. I've used both and they perform just as good as Intel...sometimes even better. I bought this for my sons new build and it's basic installation like the rest. You can't go wrong for the price or the performance.
Summary: It's hard to complain about any AMD line of cpu really. They have always been great deals. This one has outlived it's use though for even a bargain basement gaming pc. There are much better ways to go than this.
Summary: Great for low end builds. Not as fast as an i7 but at 30% of the price it is a great deal. Couple this with an Asus main board and you have an awesome computer for seniors or youngsters. It will not edit video fast or play the latest games but it gets the job done.
Summary: So this was my first pc build. I was looking for something budget but not too outdated. Enter the fx 4300 beast of a cpu. This cpu works like a charm. No issues whatsoever. Although be carefull when it arrives. I was like a kid on christmas day when it got to my doorstep.
so far it works great. Have only had my tower up and running ...
23 January 2015
Summary: Recently replaced a number of parts in my tower, upgraded it for gaming, so far it works great. Have only had my tower up and running for a bit over a week though so far. Shipment of this processor and my GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB arrived pretty quick too.