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...
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.
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.