Summary: I purchased this item and it arrived on schedule. The instructions provided in the box were easy to follow and the Fan/Heatsink were ready to go out of the box. I had no trouble installing it into my motherboard and it worked just great when I fired up the PC. Great product and I would recommend highly.
Summary: I was hoping to unlock the other two cores on the processor to make it a X4 but they were bad so I had to keep it in X2 mode. It only takes mild nerd level and youtube to figure out how to unlock the other cores. Other than that it has worked well for the C.O.D games so far. I also overclocked it to a 3.3ghz and no issues.
Summary: This one was the best buy at the time, considering its price and performances (and power consumption too). It served me so well, even if I was able to unlock only 3 cores with an Asus motherboard, but it depends on luck only, as these processors are downgraded 4-cores cpu for a reason... Mind that you have to buy a bigger cpu cooler/heat sink before any overclocking.
Summary: Great cpu.Overclocked to 3.5 just by upping cpu fsb to 226.Stays cool only running 48c at full load on prime 95.Have been able to unlock other two cores but have not played with that much.for the price is a very good cpu
Very pleased. Packaged very well and shipped quick. Excellent condition
19 July 2011
Summary: This processor is great! Two extra cores to unlock if you have the correct chipset, and overclocks like a champ. Comparing prices with Intel, AMD certainly gives you more bang for you're buck! An Intel chip with similar specs can run you from around $180 up to $290. Granted there are well priced Intel duo core's none, within the Phenom ll's price range have 6mb of L3 cache.
Summary: Absolutely the best Bang For The Buck processor available. I bought this cpu for a new build because of its ease of overclocking, and it did so! And as a huge added bonus I was able to unlock the 2 hidden cores (because I chose the right motherboard) and now I have got myself a 4-core black edition processor that runs stable all day long at 3.6GHz with an aftermarket cooler. This could be the greatest performance computer part bargain of all time.