Summary: The Processor works GREAT!!! and unlocked to a 4 core. My customer is very happy with her new rig, for her Graphic arts. It took her awhile to get to it but since her wireless was going out all the time she us always using it. I hope to do more business with him.
Fast flexible processor that just works. Great value for the money!
8 March 2012
Summary: An excellent processor. This processor is listed as a triple core processor. I installed it into an inexpensive Biostar motherboard. With the 3 cores I achieved a Windows Experience score of 6.7. However, once I unlocked the 4th core (making it a quad core processor) the score jumped up to 7.2. I bought this processor in-part because I had not worked with the AMD processors before and I had purchased an inexpensive Biostar motherboard that had AMD's A2+ socket installed.
Summary: Pros: Triple core 6MB L3 Cache 64-bit Support Superior Value 95W TDP Unlock Potential Cons: Not a quad core C2 Stepping Other Thoughts: I got this as a birthday present for myself and can't wait to get this processor to try it out. I bought a Phenom II X2 555 with the C3 stepping, I love it regardless. It puts out 176W of heat when unlocked to a triple or a quad, that's too much power and heat.
Summary: Well I got this on ebay for 30$ less than new. Using a gigabyte mobo with ACC it unlocked by by enabling ACC then switching from auto to hybrid. I am STOKED. With my GTX 260 I get 17,600 on 3dmark06. Woohoo!