Summary: My old Socket A finally bit the dust and I was staring down another semester of schooling so I had to work on a budget. I am quite satisified with this littel gem! This is my first dual core CPU and I'm excited about stepping up from 200-300 points per day Folding@Home [...] to 800-900 points per day! I also purchased a GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P Socket AM2+/ AMD 790X motherboard to go with. The motherboard was a little pricey, but well worth it!
Summary: The processor was incompatible with the Mobo that I purchased it for (Asus m2npv-vm), kinda expected it since it wasn't on the list for the Mobo, swapped it out with another Mobo (Asus M3m78-VM) and it worked great. It works as it should.
Summary: This processor is cheap, runs cool and overclocks well, out of the box with my Biostar Motherboard it scored a 5.7 in Win Vista 64 ! Not much else to say comes with a fan and runs great out of the box ... I would reccomend this to anyone and would buy it again !
Summary: This is my first AMD CPU and I am pretty impressed with it. The installation was a breeze and it will run in many a motherboards. It runs cool ever after a 20% over clock (3.36GHz) (35 C) with stock heat sink and fan. Even under load it still runs well. I have been using it to encode video and it does that in a breeze, a full DVD in under 20 mins!! I recommend it to anyone who wants to try out AMD on a budget. Real NICE CPU.
Nice processor for the money, much faster than older pentiums/althons
14 October 2010
Summary: This is a very nice processor for the money. Much, much faster than my other pentiums and athlons, and for only 50-60 bucks, seems like a no bainer. I can edit photos/video, surf web and burn CD's/DVD's with no problems (processor in the 50% to 60 range). Even during heavy multitasking the radiator stays cool to the touch with the stock fan, not even warm at all.
AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz Processor ADX240OCGQBOX
8 October 2010
Summary: I received this product about 4 weeks ago and it is installed in my computer and is functioning well. It is my first dual processor and I am very impressed. It loads faster than any processor that I have ever owned and lets me begin work as soon as it loads (using Vista). Would recommend this processor to anyone who wants to improve their online experience.
Summary: I received it a few days ahead of time. Popped it in had to boot it off and on a few times for the motherboard to configure the bios for it runs like a champ. After a few hours of running in my AsRock N68C-GS FX board. I went into the bios and unlocked the 2 additional cores after a few tries.
Summary: Easy to install, and can be overclocked easily due to its high modifier. Have been able to play Mass Effect to with all the setting on high, Fallout 3 at ultra high, and Crysis on medium. Would be great in an HTPC build.
Summary: This processor is a great buy if you are looking for a budget no-frills processor. 2 cores. Good speed and an excellent price paired with low power consumption. Great for everyday netsurfing, Office and even gaming. For serious gaming get a 4-core Athlon or Phenom.