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AMD Athlon II X4 640 / 3 GHz

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      18.03.2014 16:00
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      Brilliant CPU for an entry build!

      I've had this CPU for quite some time now, and it has never let me down. It's a nice, fast CPU, which is good for both general use, and gaming. When I bought this CPU I was a tad hesitant as it was quite cheap, and not the most powerful CPU on the market. I took the chance and went for it. When I got it, I had the stock cooler, which had a fairly small fan and heat sink. I had core temp running so I could monitor the temps of the CPU, as I was using the PC for both gaming and work, so the gaming got me concerned about the temp at a high load. I can tell you now, the stock cooler is pretty poor if you're using it for gaming - it was about a week before I went and purchased a better cooler, with a bigger, 140mm fan. This then kept temps at around 40-50C max when gaming. I was quite impressed for air cooling, but it is a high airflow case so it made sense :) I've had this cpu now for about 4 years, and it's done me well - I am looking at upgrading though, as I'm wanting more cores for video editing :) I love this CPU for the price, and it really does do the job!

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  • Product Details

    Do more of the things you want to in less time and enhance your digital life with the multi-core performance and energy efficiency of AMD Athlon II processor-based desktop systems. Combined with superior ATI Radeon HD graphics technology, systems based on the AMD Athlon II processor deliver a vivid visual experience, superior multi-tasking, and exceptional digital media performance with next-generation energy efficiency.

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    Product Description: AMD Athlon II X4 640 / 3 GHz processor
    Product Type: Processor
    Processor Type: AMD Athlon II X4 640
    Number of Cores: Quad-Core
    64-bit Computing: Yes
    Compatible Processor Socket: Socket AM3
    Processor Qty: 1
    Clock Speed: 3 GHz
    Manufacturing Process: 45 nm
    Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology, PowerNow! technology, HyperTransport technology, AMD64 technology, integrated memory controller, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology, AMD Virtualization
    Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - Socket AM3
    Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty
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