Reviews and Problems with AMD Sempron 140 (SDX140HBGQBOX)
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Unbeatable value if it unlocks
10 August 2013
Summary: I bought it as a cheap temporary processor while waiting for a deal on a fx, but this cpu has quite a bit of power. Mine unlocked to a Athlon II with no difficulty and it's good enough that I can wait for a spectacular deal on something better.
amazing low priced budget CPU cant beat the price per prefomance
21 November 2011
Summary: This is a great little processor for a budget build. the one I got unlocked to a dual core 82W regor 4400 running ddr3 1600 ram 8GB got this for a friend to upgrade his machine from an old single core 939 board I was very suprized that a sempron would preform this well. and if you want a nice little HTPC that is quiet it runs great as a single core at 45W TDP.
Flexible, budget performer. Recommended for basic uses.
5 October 2011
Summary: I have owned two of these processors. The first I put into a machine I sold to a family that needed a reliable home computer for basic tasks. The higher clock and ddr3 and ddr2 support is nice as well as the low power consumption. Combined with 2 gigs of ram they are pleased with the system. The second is sitting in my living room in a HTPC that, compined with the core unlocking feature of my gigabyte motherboard allowed me to unlock it to a dual core.
Summary: This cpu is only good to get in an operating system to flash or into your bios. It's not even worth the $25'ish to use as a main cpu. If all you're doing is flashing a bios, this is a great and cheap chip. If anything else, spend $10 more or something on a phenom or opteron.
Summary: I personally bought this to udpdate my bios on my motherboard to accept a higher wattage cpu, but for those who are looking to build a single core home computer that don't need a highend quad core or higher for the price this a good cpu it will play Dragon Age with a good after market video card for those gamers who cannot afford to build a new system and has not experienced to much problem with multi-tasking things as of yet for me.
Summary: This is a wonderful budget processor. I was able to unlock a stable second core. Now it reads as an AMD Athlon II X2 4400e. Without fiddling with the voltages yet I managed to overclock it to 3.4 GHz using my Biostar TA785G3HD motherboard. For the price this a tough processor to beat. Highly recommended.
Summary: You have to Love it. It's just like getting "Free Money". I was in the process of building a "Low Budget" Media recording and presentation PC. I decided on the CPU (AMD Sempron 140 2.7 GHz Processor SDX140HBGQBOX)coupled with a Gigabyte (MA-78LM-S2H) mother board. Flash the Bios on the motherboard and Viola, un-locked second core. This only works the SB710 and newer AMD chipsets.