Summary: first let me say . i am a very unbiased party i just buy whats best for my money, however that has made my last two cpu purchases amd . Currently this is being paired with a small ssd on three workflow machines in a small buisness and it flys !
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: 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: I've been using AMD cpu's for my last several builds with good luck. I'm just an amateur and all the computers are for home use, mostly supporting language teaching and equity/bond trading. This build went together without a hitch, just lucky.
Summary: I use this processor in a back end HTPC environment for recording, editing and transcoding TV shows. The transcoding software I use (TMPGenc XPress) can drive all 4 cores to 100% when transcoding multiple simultaneous programs.
Summary: I have been an AMD fan for years. I used this processor in a recent build for a friend of mine in a lower cost system. On the very first boot it gave me a CPU fan error. I quickly pulled the cover of the case to find the fan hooked up correctly but not spinning.
AMD FX-4300 FX-Series Four-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3 FD4300WMHKBOX
7 June 2013
Summary: This unit works great , its really fast compared to my older processor. I had problems at 1st , thinking it was the processor at fault , but later found it was the memory , but later got everything working with Biostar Tech help.
Summary: Cpu is great for general use, just don't expect any fantastic performance out of it. Upgraded from a 5 year old Q9650... or at least I thought it would be an upgrade. Overall, quite disappointed.