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Pros: But to breathe life into a AM2+ board and some DDR2 memory, this is just the trick. Should get another year or two out of it before the temptation of i7 with 6 cores and 12 threads gets the better of me...
Cons: None so far. FYI, shipping was in plastic container, inside bubble envelope placed inside a cardboard box with peanuts. Thanks for using the box, guys! I was concerned about the other reports of bent pins, no problems with mine.
Overall Review: I know its tempting to throw an OEM cpu in a bubble envelope and drop it in the mail, but it just aint a good idea. Live and learn, I guess. Kudos to NE staff for changing the policy.
Great for multi-tasking
Cons: At this price.. no cons
Overall Review: I've been running this CPU in a budget rig with 4G of DDR2 and a 5770 GPU day and night for over a year and it's chewed through everything we've thrown at it.
O/C ed to 3220 Mhz it runs stable and cool on stock air (I didn't buy it OEM).
We game a lot but mostly older, less demanding titles, Midevil II, Fable, Age of Empires 3, Endwar etc. and the Propus 630 tears through them all.
Most impressive is this chip's multi-tasking ability. I can open countless applications and switch randomly back and forth through them without ever creating a bottle neck. (this bogs down my Phenom II dual core with 6MB of L3 cache every time).
For anyone on a tight budget wanting a versatile, cool running, reasonably fast processor, look no further than Athlon II Propus quad core.
Pros: Excellent CPU
Overall Review: To Jmac: Your claim is incorrect. Your mobo may be able to unlock the CPU cores (that is on less than 4 core CPU's, when one or more core did not pass 100% AMD QA tested, and is locked). On this CPU all 4 cores are available. However you cannot unlock the multiplier.
You can overclock by raising the FSB only. For comparison on BE models, the multiplier is unlocked and variable. This is not a BR CPU.
Pros: Great speed for this price point. Easy to install, runs well and inexpensive. Can't ask for more out of a $79.99 CPU.
Cons: Can't say anything bad about this CPU.
Pros: four cores
Cons: came in oem package with antistact foam inside the pins but alright didnt need to get it out -1egg
Overall Review: very nice although the scare
Pros: i dropped this in my open box asus m4a79XTD mb and it went right to work. rock stable.
fast for the money. seems to run my games OK though i have mostly old titles that i run on an old radeon 1950 pro.
looks to have some over clocking headroom. got this on a weekend sale for about the same price as a 2x. some of my software id it as a phenom i guess it is a phenom with a cut back cache.
Cons: not many. it would have been more fun had it had been an unlocked multiplier and some L3.
but i guess i'll get those when i move up to the 6x black!
Overall Review: you get a really good deal on these when their on sale. if i had to go regular price i think i would have went with a real 6mb phenom.
but these can do about as well when budget shopping.
Pros: Great CPU. Already had one from 8 months ago for my media center PC and decided to upgrade my Windows 2008 server once I saw the low OEM price. Passed all my diag tests and its also great to overclock.
Cons: Only one really big CON is one of the pins on the CPU was bent. I first noticed when it would not insert flat into the MB cpu socket. Luckily I did not force it down and on inspection with a flashlight, I see one of the pins was slightly bent. Using a toothpick, I was able to get it straightened out, inserted CPU and all is well.
Overall Review: I buy alot of OEM products and never had an issue like this before, right out of the packaging. Luckily I was able to fix it myself this time.
Pros: Fast, 4 cores, got it for $73 on sale. Worked on my old board.
Cons: Can get an i3 2100 for about $50 more, which is much better
Overall Review: Upgraded from a Brisbane 5000+. much needed improvement in gaming, mostly games like wow, portal 2, starcraft 2. Bought this and the Radeon 5830 for $173, had a 8800gt. cant see spending over a 100 on a quad or 6 core processor when the sandy bridges give way more bang for the buck. only reason i bought this because it works with my old 780 chipset and gives me much better performance.