Summary: Runs very quietly and competently on an HTPC system. Low energy requirement, and does a lot for what the specifications of this chip are. This is a single core chip. Most appropriate for applications that run on a single thread because it is not a multithreaded processor.
Summary: It's a low end processor, at the time it was the cheapest way to get a socket AM3 box built. That system didn't have any particular performance needs but I was pleasantly surprised to find that with the right AMD southbridge you can unlock the 2nd core on the particular specimen I received (not all...
AMD Sempron 140 CPU. A small little device that does the basics well enough for sure.
7 December 2012
Summary: I bought the AMD Sempron 140 CPU used off a reseller on Amazon for around 30 bucks. It was good investment for my modest needs. This CPU is not a powerhouse by any means and it is now considered dated technology by many years.
Summary: I ordered this "Used" and was apprehensive. It came with a fan and heatsink, while the heat sink did not look like it was made for the CPU, I am trusting it. So far so good. Time will tell, but I have no reason just yet to think there will be any problems.
Summary: The Sempron 140 has been running in three computers I have built for various family members. Two use it for everyday surf and email tasks, which is more than enough for the job. One uses is to do some limited gaming, which I'll get into.