Summary: Been running for almost 6 months without a problem. It didn't come with a stock heatsink fan. Bought this to replace my old Athlon II. Runs all my games perfectly, photoshop runs at loads at reasonable speed, Sony Vegas Pro renders at a reasonable speed. Perfect processor for an entry level computer, though the 965 is probably a better choice just because it's a more updated model.
Intel > AMD, except for video encoding on a budget + overclocking
27 November 2012
Summary: The best AM3 chip to get - overclocks well, hexacore isn't worth the extra cost when nothing is threaded for 5-6 cores and 1-4 threads is same on x4 and x6. Pentium 2120 is a better processor, but if you need more logical cores for video encoding instead of video gaming or general usage, than phenom ii x4 is the way to go for a budget system.
Summary: First time i bought from AMD have always been an intel person but since AMD is much cheaper i decided to try it. the shipping was decent took five days to get here, the shape of the box was a little wrinkled but nothing to bad. This cpu works great, very fast and dont even have to overclock.I did have problem with it though about nearly two months in it started locking up and stopped working, so i decided to contact the support for an RMA and i gotta say all i heard from...
Summary: I got this CPU for a new budget gaming build. Its essentially this CPU, an ASUS Micro ATX AM3 board, 4GB DDR-1600 memory, and a 5770 GPU. I am using RaidMax SMilodon case, stock cooler and Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. Under stock conditions the GPU ran at 35C idle, and 49-50C load. I than OCed it to the setting I wanted, 3.6GHz, and my idle jumped to 43-44C and load was 56-58C, which was way to much for me.
Summary: Got this cpu for an upgrade, but my current mother board does not support it. I was going to return it, but decided to keep it for a future PC build. It was worth the price IMO. But do to the my current situation, I can not fully give it a 5 star rating, as I can not use the product at this time.
Summary: Good performance. I already had a 940 processor so it wasn't any great step up in performance but I just upgraded the processor since I was giving this computer to a family member. Make sure you purchase a separate CPU cooler because this sucker is loud -- its louder than the stock cooler I had on my 940. Also the pins were bent in the upper right corner.