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Does it come with heat-sink/cooling fan? Dec 8, 2014
No!! I guess you wont be able to find any Box Ver. (NEW) in the market since this product was EOL(End Of Life) almost 2 years already. The CPU from VT-STAR are NEW but OEM Ver. We bought 10+pcs from them for Upgrading our Office Computers and NONE of them have problem. You can easily get a Cooling Fan for this CPU in Amazon if you need it and it wont cost too much($10-15).
Any place else to get this cheap? Anyone know of another retailer that sells this cheap? Dec 4, 2011
These APU models are no longer being manufactured by AMD, therefore this is the cheapest. (Unless you want it used)
Does it come with cooling fan? some of u all answer say Yes, others say No. Which is it Please Feb 23, 2015
I have bought two different model AMD APU's and they both have come with cooling fans in the box with the APU. So the answer is a big YES.
I see the heatsink comes with pre-applied thermal paste on the bottom, do you also have to apply some to the cpu yourself? Sep 2, 2014
The thermal paste is on the heatsink. You do not have to apply any to the CPU. You just gently put the heatsink on top of the CPU (after the CPU is on the motherboard). Why this CPU? I own it and love it but it is an older AMD CPU/APU. There are several new iterations of AMD APU's that have been released since this the A8-3850 that are better and at the same or similar price. This CPU/APU is no longer being actively produced by AMD and you will need to get an older compatible motherboard too.
Thinking of upgrading from an AMD A6-3620 65w to an AMD A8-3850 100w. is this a compatible switch? Will I have to re-install programs? Jul 26, 2014
No, you do not have to re-install anything. Does not effect any software you have installed at all.
I am looking into customizing a tower, nothing big, but I am not sure about possessors, will this one run well with 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT720? Jul 5, 2014
In general any standard desktop processor (Intel or AMD) works well with any standard graphics card (Nvidia or AMD/Radeon). So the answer is yes. However, the A8-3850 has inside a graphics processor with a reasonable quality, so you can use the A8-3850 alone, without an external graphics card, with good results (I'm writing this precisely in a machine with that processor and without graphics card, and if you don't play very fast and demanding games you can work OK with this setup).
It will only work with fm1 motherboards, fm2 motherboards only works with apu a10
Michelle, This item is an older model. As far as I can tell, this item is no longer being manufactured by AMD. The price should not fluctuate too much as the item is going to be discontinued from selling once the item is out of stock.