Summary: well i got lucky on this one,i've bought several processors,most failed,some worked then crapped out,but this one has shown promise,for used it was well taken care of. 1 odd thing,when system startes up the processor was displayed as a athlon, i'm ok with it,i'm just tickeled pink it works
Summary: For the price paid, this is an excellent performer. Its been very stable with no problem what so ever for the past year and a half. It runs cooler & the heat-sink fan that it comes with is also very quiet. With a good MB this can be overclocked. For the price paid this fast and stable CPU is a steal, specially compared to Intels. I am really impressed, and would recommend the AMD semprons very highly.
Pros: Good stable performance, runs quieter & cooler, can be overclocked, very good price
Summary: This is an excellent CPU. It's a great choice if you want to upgrade your current Socket A CPU. However, if you are building a new system, you are better of with Sempron 64 bit. Not only is it more powerful, but also cheaper.
Pros: High performance, low temperature, overcloking potential
Summary: I bought it for my pc for basic use and occasional DVD/CD burning. So far I had no issues. It runs cool on my ARIA Case. I never had any lockout/heating/instability issues. For the price I paid for this one it was a steal compared to Intel Celeron.
Summary: you can not beat the price for a chip that works as well as most of the Intel CPU's. the performance and quality is right on pair with Intel too.. i just built a budget computer and it works flawless with this CPU. gaming and normal everyday functions work without a glitch.
Pros: price, quality, performance, and it covered for 3 years
Summary: I personally would go with the Durons but of course those are being phased out and these being phased in. With AMD64 chip prices falling it wouldn't hurt to buy those instead but if you are looking to save some money and get some good CPU power then this is a good choice.
Pros: stays cool, reliable, Decent performance for price Runs cool and quiet
Cons: Not much faster than Durons, Somewhat expensive for a Sempron
Summary: I use two Semprons myself and I feel they do an adequate job and are reasonably priced for those not needing the extra performance. They are well packaged and the build quality is excellent as is everything from AMD. These outperform their Celeron counterparts and are also cheaper so all in all a great deal in all respects.
Excerpt: "...why I have always used AMD and probably always will. The only reason I would change this one is for an AMD 3200 Athlon because even with overclocking you can only take it so far! Definately recommended! ...