Pros: 4 years now still going strong. Ran 24/7 for 3 years , ran all games I wanted to play fine , never OC'd , never tweaked, everything left stock. Now using as my HTPC and hoping it last another 4 years.
Pros: Relatively low power usage Overclocks to over 4GHz with ease Stellar performance for the price After 3.5 years it works as well as the first day i had it and it's been overclocked/overvolted the entire time (With a cooler master CPU cooler on it)
Summary: This is my first AMD CPU and my next CPU for office, HTPC and my child PC would be AMD for sure. For servers or where reliability is the factor, I would still chose Intel hands down. Don't get me wrong, the CPU is great overall.
Pros: Use the CPU for more than a year. Very fast and reliable. Handles all applications very well.
Replaced with an FX-6350 as soon as I could afford to get it.
Phillip C. Deaton, Amazon
4 October 2014
Summary: Okay, great processor for older FPS games and video editing, but if you're into heavily-modded RPGs like Skyrim or Fallout go ahead and get an FX-6350 because I got this as a replacement for my 4300 and this CPU actually performs worse than my old one.
Summary: MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 Motherboard G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 AMD FX-6100 Zambezi
Pros: Purchased Oct 2012 and about to hit the 2 year mark and still running solid.
Cons: Memory Controller integrated and seems to be limiting my memory. I have 32gm of ram but not allowing more than 16gb to be usable. I believe this is an issue with the memory controller after many many hours spent researching. I could be wrong but this is the only conclusion I can come to.
Pros: This chip ran strong for a long time. Handling everything I through at it. From gaming to creating. I was on a budget when I built this rig and this was the right chip for me. The stock cooler wasn't too loud and kept thing pretty cool usally in the 40s when gaming. And i had it over clocked to 4.1.
Cons: After about two years of solid performance 4 of the 6 'cores' have died. Causing bsod's at random times. I disabled cores 2-5 in the bios and got it to keep working until I build my new rig. Even at two cores it runs pretty well. over clocked the two working cores to 4.4 and Temps reach about 50.