Joined on 01/31/10
Solid Cpu for an excellent price
Pros: This cpu has extremely low power power requirements, being only slightly higher than that of an Intel Atom D510. Though the listed speed may appear to be on the lower end, it is, as every other reviewer has states, a disabled Regor dual core. As such, its performance is excellent for the price you pay($60 for this and a motherboard, I mean please) and offers the possibility of an easy upgrade should your needs outgrow what this little bugger can provide.
Cons: I purchased this as a combo with an ECS motherboard, and as such, I was unable to unlock the second core and my overclocking options were limited. I would recommend spending a bit extra on the Biostar or Asus boards to at least give you the option to eek out extra throughput if desired.
Overall Review: For my first build, I am more than satisfied with my purchase. I highly recommend picking this processor up as it has a myriad of potential, yet inexpensive uses. To give you an idea of a stable platform, I'll list the specs on my rig. AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor Model SDX140HBGQBOX-$32.99 Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply-$36.99 ECS GeForce6100PM-M2(V3.0) AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard-$44.99 WINTEC AMPX 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048- $43.99 Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-$39.99 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-$54.99 Total Cost:$253.59