Reviews and Problems with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4200+
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Athlon 64 X2 4200+
30 June 2008
Summary: I own several AMD and Intel processor based computer systems and they both have there pro's and con's. By far the AMD 4200+ processor has the price advantage over the Intel processor. Runs cool, can easily hit 2.8 GHz with a good overclocking motherboard and is priced right for a budget build or HTPC computer. Installed this processor in a GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H for a nice HTPC computer. Excellent value.
Pros: Inexpensive - Low operating Temp With Supplied Stock Cooler - Energy Efficient At 65Watts - Overclocks Well - G2 Stepping
Summary: If you have a single core processor and want more speed this is the way to go, I already put in the largest ddr ram cards and the speed got a little better, this processore was a game changer the speed improved a lot , also restored the computer to factory state twice in a row double overwriting the hard drive to get rid of hard drive errors helped a lot .
Summary: Cheaper than counterparts of Intel branded Core Duos. Also benefit from the low priced DDR2 memory. A good choice to build a budget dual-core system. Not too much space for over clocking, but still it works stably. Low energy consumption, works well with my old 250W power supply. Good performance, views HD video without hesitation.
Pros: relatively low price, stability, good performence
Summary: The AMD dual core processors seem to be a better value than the equivalent Intel CPUs. This is another good CPU available from AMD. It is fast, runs cool and is energy efficient. The included heatsink/fan is nothing special. If you are a overclocker, you probably want to use a better cooling solution. The CPU works great and I have no complaints.
Pros: Good Performance, Great Value, Energy Efficient
Summary: Got this for $60 at Frys and put in a new build, fired up right away and running well. My case is not the best for heat dissipation and the stock fan is not up to the task. Normally runs in the 40s C, but under heavy load runs into the 50s C. I'm looking for a better heat sink/fan. Due to the fan, I haven't overclocked much yet, but it looks capable.
Summary: AM2 processors are the beneficiaries of DDR2 ram price drops, and the X2 versions allow you to be ready for when more programs take advantage of dual core processors. The heat produced by these processors are very manageable, so that even budget builds can be quiet and relatively powerful. Excellent foundation for a decent rig. But toss the heatsink and fan.
Summary: My previous CPU was an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (2 ghz). Though outdated, it was pretty fast for what I did and made me want to buy another AMD product. This CPU does not disappoint. Getting a 65W cpu was crucial because my Shuttle barebone only had a 250W power supply. Installation was quick and simple. Firefox opened faster than ever! Impressed so far and looking forward to playing some newer games on this (CS Source and eventually SC2).
Pros: Cost, 65W, quiet, Easy to Install
Cons: None to note so far. Price of this CPU keeps on changing.
Summary: Just got this processor because my brother needed my old setup cause his comp died. Very easy to install. I've been using AMD CPUs for every since computer I've ever built for myself and have never had any problems too major that couldn't be fixed with updates. Reason why I picked this processor was that it came free as a bundle with my FOXCONN C51XEM2AA motherboard with the NVIDIA 590sli chipset.
Pros: Fast, cheap, low power consumption, quiet
Cons: Haven't noticed too great a difference from my Athlon64 X2 3800+ 939 yet.
Summary: I bought this cpu to upgrade from my 1year old celeron D 345 (3.06 GHz), and it's really huge improvement. Since mobo, ram (ddr-> ddr2) are also changed, the huge improvement could be natural, but I think the mostly this cpu plays a really important role. In addition to multi-tasking, it surely does very well for a single job. I think, it's comparable to intel's C2D E6300 or so.
Pros: relatively low price, energy efficient, super fast
Cons: overclocking not satisfactory, low cache mem compared to upper level toledo model, included fan not so good (but doable)