Excerpt: Managed to overclock this bad boy up to 4.7 GHz at 1.46 V. Keeps between 55-65 c under load. Definitely get a water cooler if you plan on doing a serious overclock. I've got a corsair h100i gtx in push/pull to keep temps in check.
Summary: -I would recommend this product to anyone that wants a upgrade that wont break the bank. -get a extra cooler like the EVO 212 hyper by cooler master just make sure you have enough case space. -I upgraded motherboard, ram, cpu, cpu cooler and graphics card.
Pros: -Better than my AMD phenomx4 9850 BE at 2.5ghz -8 Cores -Fast -Photo editing, multitasking and gaming
Cons: it runs hot. amd has always been a hotter running cpu. my advice. take the stock cooler out of the box and chunk it. the stock coolers are not going to cut it if you plan on oc'ing ,gaming, heavy use ,etc. that is a given . if you plan to buy this for any of that, plan to get a beefy a/m cooler a...