- Brand Name: AMD
- Model Number: ADX455WFGMBOX
- Processor Count: 3
- Computer CPU Speed: 3.3 GHz
- Computer CPU Manufacturer: AMD
AMD Athlon II X3 455 Processor (ADX455WFGMBOX)
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- 3.3 ghz
- 1.5MB Cache
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If you have any experience with computer building, or are simply starting and willing to learn, you should be fine. This isn't my first build, but it is my first full build in a while. Over the years, I've just refurbished older machines and they've worked fine for me. However, I finally broke, and put together a relatively new system. I normally try to stay a step behind the industry since I know that Hardware will continually supercede software--hence why I decided on the older (and, in my opinion, proven) Athlon II x 3 455, triple core processor.
I did quite a bit of research before purchasing this processor, since I wanted to ensure its longevity.
From other people's experiences, this processor, with the proper cooling (better cooling than simply a Hyper 212+ with one fan) has been noted to get to 3.9+ (not quite 4) GHz across three cores.Read more ›
This processor requires an AM3 processor socket on the motherboard. However, if the BIOS on the motherboard support this, and most do, this processor can be placed into an AM2+ socket motherboard. This is because this processor contains circuits to drive both DDR2 and DDR3 memories.
If your motherboard supports core unlocking, it is likely that the fourth core can be unlocked in this processor resulting in a quad-core processor for the price of a three core processor. Many non-OEM motherboards support core unlocking. (These are motherboards that do not come inside fully built computers such as computers bought from Dell.) Here is one example of a motherboard that supports core unlocking. Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (M5A97)
When this processor is bought in a retail box, such as this review is attached to, the box contains the processor, a heat-sink and fan.Read more ›
But if you, like I did, unlock the 4th processor and find it perfectly stable, you now have MUCH MORE than you paid for. But don't say it too loud. This is just between you and me. Nobody else needs to know.
4th Dec. 2013
Still no problems, the use of the 4th core with WIN7 OS is fine. No complaints. My PC works as fast as ever.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased elsewhere new in May of 2012 for $80 for use in an upgraded desktop computer. Over the years it was used in a computer running Windows 7 x64 and as an... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Dan J
Did exactly what i needed it to do. Not as much go get them as the X4, but doesn't have any problems running most of the x64 programs i runPublished on January 3, 2014 by Casinoslotguy
A drop in replacement for a dual core, runs MUCH faster, but also a little hot. This is an issue of the small enclosure, NOT this product!Published on January 1, 2014 by Kindle Customer
cpu works fine, haven't found an unlock for the 4th core yet. The heat sink and fan that came with it were tiny, much to small to keep this unit cool. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Dwight
I chose this CPU for several reasons:
1) It is cheap.
2) You can, with the right motherboard, unlock the fourth core. Read more
A friend of mine needed to upgrade his single core processor but didn't have a gaming motherboard, so this one is just powerful enough that it handles most games but not so... Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by Neal
Needed a change over the old 4200+ 939 chip I was using for my work PC. Didnt want to spend a lot, just wanted something a little more up to date that would give me a better... Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by Mr. J. E. Dagless