I gave it 5 stars because it works how was advertised, but shipping...
15 March 2014
Summary: First of the processor it self is great, huge improvement over my old one. I can watch HD videos with no problem with various browser tabs open and skype, steam and other apps running in the background with no problem. I gave it five star because the processor works great. But please Amazon ship it more protected.
Summary: Five stars because it works like it's supposed to. Was wanting an fx-6300, but it was unavailable at the time and wasn't sure I needed the 6 core. Since my motherboard is am3+ I can upgrade late it need be, but this works fine.
Wanted a Low Budget CPU with a High Performance Attitude
Aaron C., Newegg
19 February 2014
Pros: This CPU is not only blows away it's price range competition, but you would need to jump $110 dollars. To start to find CPU that equals too it. AMD FX-4300 is a smooth operator even at stock settings, but it is a pure beast overclocked.
Summary: My first AMD processor for my first build. The CPU cooler was kind of hard to put on, but that's a small thing to whine over. My old computer had a Pentium 4 (hyper-threaded) with 4 GB of RAM on a 9 years-old GIGABYTE motherboard. Having Windows 8 might add to the 'speedyness' of things, but... WOW! This processor can fly!!! I don't know if I've been using an slow computer for a long time but... just, wow. I recommend it.
Summary: I installed this on a MSI 970 mobo that had a Athlon II-X2 which was used for trying out different OS's and VM's. No problems so far, BIOS reconized CPU and changed all setting without problems, also able to OC to 4.3GHz with out problems using CM 212-Evo cooler (was just trying OC genie feature, OC changed back to normal).