Summary: I'm not a fanboy for any company; I go with what my requirements are. When my requirements are for a low power consumption CPU, Intel is not the way to go. I needed to build a new HTPC for my wife on her TV. She has low requirements, watch videos, hulu, Netflix, etc.
Summary: I used this as part of an upgrade to my office computer. Installed in a Gigabyte M68MT-D3 main board. It is very fast and stable with either Windows 7 or Windows XP, even with many programs open at once. Excellent value for the price paid!
Summary: The machine I bought this for currently has a mobo that will only support up to 95W AM3's and this is by far the one you want. If you can pick it up for under $125, even better. Replacing a 2.2 GHz X4 9500.
Summary: Uses it in a new build for my daughter with a Gigabyte motherboard. It gives a WIE 0f 7.2. Low heat and handle multitasking well. AMD still can't compete with Intel in speed but this chip represents AMD's philosophy well: lower cost and still fast enough for what it was designed for.
Summary: Even though this CPU is on the low side of its class, with four cores working in synchronicity the chip is blazing fast. Running and switching between several applications at once is never a problem.
Summary: I bought this processor to breathe some new life into an old case and honestly it did exactly that, went along with an MSI motherboard and 4 GB DDR3 ram from corsair and I gave life to this beast.
Summary: You simply cannot beat the price VS the performance of these AMD CPUs. I upgraded (from a Dual Core X2 64) to this CPU on December 28th, 2010. My dual core had been plenty to keep up with my gaming (and video/image editing), but things were finally starting to bog down (Metro 2033 and Mass Effect 2)...
Summary: Ok, I had an x2 6000, an x2 240 x2 250 x2 255 x2 260 and others to name a few. All AMD, a lot of computers for various people in the house. Anyways I recieved this package faster than newegg can deliver or just as fast for some reason. Great, anyways.