Summary: This processor was the perfect fit for my 1080p media center tower. It installed with no issues in my Biostar Motherboard A770 A2+. With 8gb of 800mhz ddr2, this set-up gets me where I need to be and then some, without breaking the bank.
Summary: The cpu works okay for updating the BIOS to the lastest version, but for serious and effecient usage a newer cpu would be a better chose. I later bought a 6X 1090T AMD Phemon because of that obvious reason. The 1090T AMD Phemon is the very top of the line for MSI K9A2 AMD supporting motherboards.
Summary: I am very impressed by the CPU performance. This product replaced AMD Sempron. I can see the difference. I bought the CPU mostly in purpose to play Civilization 5. Really, I did a good choice. One minor problem is the temperature. It is 5-10 degrees more now. But this is minor.
Low-cost excellent performance upgrade with virtualization in Win8 support.
25 February 2013
Summary: Excellent value for aging AM2 systems. I upgraded to this from a dual core Athlon, for the extra power and the virtualization capabilities. Hyper-V in Windows 8 pro is fantastic, and I am able to make a small lab on my home PC powered by this processor.