I'm sorry, but it seems your friend doesn't know totally what he/she is talking about.Im looking at a laptop and this is the only part a friend of mine is POSSITIVE that it's garbage and won't last a year.
I've never heard of this bad press.
CPU Type: AMD Turion II Dual-Core P520 2.3GHz
Probably need to reapply the thermal compound. Should be cool after that.It's 2019 rn, almost 2020, and this cpu is still fully functional on my laptop, but it does get really noisy and hot (85+ C).
I tried to clean the dust but it's still loud. it's on an hp pavilion dv6-3010us