excellent processor, but be careful about your software
30 July 2012
Summary: This processor is a barn burner, but be careful what software you have installed before you make a go of it. Linux kernel 3.2 is just barely stable, and 2.6.X variants are unusable. When a 2.6 kernel does manage to boot all the way, it rarely runs more than a minute or two before full system lock up. 3.2 kernels will run stable, but only after you disable all the trick goodies that this processor brings to the table, such as turbo and other things.