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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!
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.
|Product Description:||AMD Athlon II X4 640 / 3 GHz processor|
|Processor Type:||AMD Athlon II X4 640|
|Number of Cores:||Quad-Core|
|Compatible Processor Socket:||Socket AM3|
|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|