Summary: This is a great upgrade from a Turion TL-62(2.0 ghz) or below. Very noticeable difference in speed. Very much worth the money to soup up the 4-6 year old AMD laptops that this is compatible with
Summary: I bought this to upgrade my Toshiba A210 Laptop from a TL-58 CPU. Reading on various blogs that this would make it faster. I did look at the 2.4 GHz TL-68 but the asking price was too much. I found this new one with a 1 yr. warranty from SENTONLI and it has justified the expense. This CPU is much more snappy with a much improved response time and the buying experience was very professional.
Summary: I ordered this as a upgrade to my Toshiba Satellite P205D-S8802 notebook computer which came with the Socket s1g1 AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 running at 1.8 GHz. It was a real bear to take the notebook apart as the CPU is buried deep inside. However, I did manage to remove the TL-60 and pop in the TL-66 with new heat transfer compound and a thorough cleaning to fan and radiator. I was pleasantly surprised the unit powered right up again under Ubuntu.
Nice upgrade from 1.7 GHZ while not breaking wallet.
1 May 2012
Summary: I replaced a AMD 1.7 GHz dual core in a ACER laptop with this processor. After install it booted right up and really speed up the laptop. I stayed with AMD so I would have less complications. I do not know if the bios would have recognized a much faster GHz. I am happy with this one and the improvements in made. Its been about two months since install and is working great even with a small amount of overclocking.
Summary: To start with, the Turion 64 X2 / TL line of chips is power hungry. It is really more similar to the Athlon 64 X2 than to the modern Fusion chip. They burn hot and run fast. Don't expect good battery life with any Turion. Don't plan to overclock without a good watercooler. In fact, running at stock speeds without overheating is a challenge (I recommend arctic silver thermal paste). I purchased the TL-66 as a budget 300mhz/core upgrade over the very adequate TL-60.
faster is better (in computers, the water and the road)
14 September 2011
Summary: I'm typing with it right now! Well, it's a CPU, so reviews are pretty much irrelevant, right? It's not like adding a new, different graphics card to your pc. It's not like people have an alternative to this. Your only options is what does your chipset/bios accept and can you afford the most cpu for the money? I didn't want to spend all that money for one more MHz of speed and one multiple. So, why am I typing this?.....
Summary: Upgraded this processor from a AMD Tf-20 processor (1.6 Ghz single core) on a acer aspire 5532 (350 dls @ BB) and it really makes a difference, everything runs significantly faster, cooler and the battery has better performance, although not really a benchmark the windows experience on windows 7 marks this processor with a 5.1 score compared to the 3.2 of the original.