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AMD Athlon II X3 445
8.1 out of 10

AMD Athlon II X3 445

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Great

Andrew L., Newegg
25 May 2014
  • Pros: Great and cheap replacement for a friends computer
  • Cons: none
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Still alive and kicking

Jacko S., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: Finally replacing it with a Phenom II x4 965 BE but it will be handed down to my niece for her first PC.
  • Pros: After 3 years of heavy gaming it's still running like new and on the stock cooler no less. There is some lagging on games that require more CPU power but once I turn off the post processing effects and limit the frames it's all good. Was used in my first PC and I went for budget but it more than ...
  • Cons: Mine wasn't one of the unlockable Phenoms but otherwise nothing comes to mind.
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Good for its time

Maksim R., Newegg
4 May 2013
  • Summary: The last build I did with this was about 2 years ago, paired it with 8 gigs of ram and 7200 rpm/ 32cache hdd and a 6670 vid card, and the person is very happy with the build, it was a low budget build back then and came out to just under 300 without a monitor.
  • Pros: - Good quality and speed for its time - underated performance
  • Cons: none
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User Review

Aaron S., Newegg
17 February 2013
  • Pros: best processor ever... unlocked the 4th core and overclocked it at 5ghz
  • Cons: none
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Enjoying PHENOM-inal speed!

Anonymous, Newegg
7 February 2013
  • Summary: Sorry blunt zephyr but there's still plenty of new ones out there lol...! Got lucky and bought 2 for 90 and 2 9600gso's vid cards for 50 and 2 biostar a78.... micro mobo's for 70 so both my youngest boys have nice little gaming systems for chump change versus the performance. Go RANA Go !
  • Pros: Ended up owning a Phenom II with l3 cache quad for 45 bucks! Reliable and fast, paired with a 9600gso 512 mn nvidia that I got for 25 new, my 8 yr old plays steam games just fine! No lag at all on his 20 inch 1920 by 1080....WOW
  • Cons: Like blunt zephyr said, I wish they'd keep making these little chips like they are the P II 965 B.E. chips as these are epic and will serve a budget niche for another year minimum. C'mon AMD change the dies and make another batch of these, they'll go fast!!
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Hasn't failed me

Quoc T., Newegg
7 January 2013
  • Pros: Hasn't failed me in 2 years. Ez install. Priced well
  • Cons: none
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still great

Anonymous, Newegg
5 August 2012
  • Summary: take care it go easy on the oc clean ur fan regulary apply new paste and so on your parts will last longer!
  • Pros: great chip plays my games fine and computer seems fast still had it for two years in 2 months this is a great chip from amd :-)
  • Cons: nothing
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Great CPU

Aaron M., Newegg
11 June 2012
  • Summary: This CPU has an amazing Bang-for-Buck value. Each core is just slightly faster than my brother's e8400, but I have 3, and he has 2 lol.
  • Pros: Very stable., and works great. THE BEST value (bang for the buck) of any AMD CPU when I bought it. I'm not into overclocking, but I AM into undervolting... :D Kept at stock speeds, and undervolted to 1.2V, it's running prime95 @ 37deg C on a Hyper 212 Plus for 12 hours now with no issues.
  • Cons: On a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5, the BIOS cannot unlock a fourth core. Oh well, I didn't buy a X4, I bought a X3... Playing SWTOR (a heavily multi-threaded game), all 3 cores are pegged between 70-80%. Definitely the limiting factor in my system for better fps. But again, this isn't exactly a gaming CPU!
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Amazing performance /$

Anonymous, Newegg
28 April 2012
  • Summary: It's more processor then I paid for. Intel is now the high-end king (sandy bridge & coming ivy bridge parts), but AMD is still the king for enthusiasts. Processors are durable and made to overclock. AMD delivers incredible performance for the price.
  • Pros: Bought as part of a bundle w/ Gigabyte mobo. Unlocked 4th core, CPU-Z sees it as Phenom II X4. Runs overclock stable @ 3.85ghz on 1.39V. It will readily go to stable 4.1 ghz, but there's no need to push it further. 68 deg C on junk kit cooler.
  • Cons: None!k
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Great!

John H., Newegg
26 April 2012
  • Pros: Great price for a CPU that handles all my mid-level gaming and video transcoding very well. I was able to unlock the 4th core. A few times it has lost the unlock on boot, but I have always been able to get the 4th core back. Other than that it's been rock solid.
  • Cons: None
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