I had an older AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor 4600+ and this was a good and inexpensive upgrade
Robert Allen, Amazon
27 October 2014
Summary: Item arrived more quickly than I anticipated and there was a tube of heat sink paste in the package that was extra, and appreciated. The processor was exactly as the seller described and using CPUID it read exactly as should for advertised MGz.
Summary: What can I say? When I picked up this chip at a local Microcenter, it was at a great price. However, it wasn't until I researched even further that I finally realized the potential of this little CPU. First off, being a Black Edition, AMD has unlocked the multiplier to allow you to overclock it.
Summary: best bang for the buck cpu. easy to overclock since the multiplier is unlocked, also when its overclocked the temps are still very low. this is the black edition, made for overclocking! very good buy and alot faster then my old p4 3.0ghz.
Summary: Amazing value. I got mine to be a standin before "Bulldozer" arrives. Was able to convert it into a x4 955 i.e. 4 core unlock + overclock to 3450 @ 1.44v. Coupled with a decent mobo and DDR3 module this baby can fly at a budget.
Summary: Clocked at 3.7ghz on air with S1283V. I do have 1 problem though - with the concept of this CPU as a whole. If you're strictly gaming, you should probably sticking to something just as overclockable but with higher stock clock speeds. In other words, X2-555.
Summary: I bought this unaware of its potential. I was looking for a pretty good option between the core2 and full quad power. I had no idea what a gem I hooked into. I built a rig for both work and fun and tried to use sales to keep price down yet still get the top quality parts.