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AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor (ADX640WFGMBOX)

4.7 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
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  • Multi-Core: Quad-core
  • Operating Frequency: 3.0 GHz
  • Socket: AM3.
  • Cache: 2 MB.
  • Power: 95W; 3.0 ghz
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  • Brand Name: AMD
  • Model Number: ADX640WFGMBOX
  • Processor Count: 4
  • Computer CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
  • Computer CPU Manufacturer: AMD
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AMD Athlon II X4 640, 95W, AM3, 2MB Cache, 3000MHz

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AMD Athlon II X4 640, 95W, AM3, 2MB Cache, 3000MHz

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Product Dimensions 3 x 5 x 4.5 inches
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 11.4 ounces
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ASIN B003M7BLOW
Item model number ADX640WFGMBOX
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4.7 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #77 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > CPU Processors
Date first available at Amazon.com May 21, 2010

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yes, the Athlon II does not have any L3 cache, but that fact doesnt really hurt the performance very much, when you compare a Phenom II X4 to an Athlon II X4, the Athlon is more worth the money, but if you have a little more cash lying around the Phenom in general will offer you great performance for a modest price increase, plus the ability to overclock a great deal, where the Athlon doesnt overclock very well at all comparatively.
so far it has done everything ive thrown at it quite well, compared to my old dual core intel processor, it was a HUGE improvement. the stock heat sink and fan are also pretty good, nice and quiet and also the processor doesnt heat up too much. the packaging is no-nonsense, it just comes in a small box with just enough room for the heatsink/fan and the processor itself.
overall, in my opinion the Athlon II X4 is an amazing product for the price, its not built for super hardcore gaming or overclocking, but you dont expect anything at this price range to be for that.

UPDATE4/5/2011:I regret skimping on the processor when I built my computer. true this is a value processor, but what Ive found is that my processor is the bottleneck for my computer's performance. its not a perfect processor by any means, If you have a little extra money on hand and plan on using your computer for moderate to heavy gaming, you should spend a little more to get a phenom II, the 20-30% more speed/efficiency will help you to no end. however, If you are not going to use it for any gaming or super heavy duty processing, an athlon II will be more than enough to take care of your needs.

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I've been running this for probably 5 years and have to say this CPU is still a solid contender in 2015. Using this for having about 8 windows open at once (FF, Chrome, Outlook, Lync and so on) this CPU is more than viable, it's nearly impossible to peg out this CPU - unless you're trying.

Using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 with Arctic Silver, I can reliable run this CPU at 3.6Ghz, starts to lose reliability at 3.7Ghz. Aside from that, you can rip a DVD to WMV with Windows Movie Maker in under 30 minutes with a 4 disk AMD Raid 5 setup.

All that said, would I still buy this CPU today? Relative to the cost of the 6 Core AM3+ Black 3.5Ghz, this CPU is not cost effective, however if you have an AM3 mobo and don't want to update your BIOS, I can definitely recommend this CPU.

With water cooling you may even get this close to 4.0Ghz, but I have not tested, no water cooling for me currently.

My setup: Previously had this on Asus M2N SLI Deluxe, currently in Asus M5A97, no BIOS update required for either board for this CPU.
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The AMD processors are good for games and run quietly
I own the AMD X4 and I run many types of games on it.
It runs quietly, more then fast enough
Everything is speedy and all my games of various sizes run fine.
but if you hard a hardcore gamer you should spend more go x6
because its more invincible to avoiding slow downs running games with a lot programs.
I do a lot of multi tasking on my cpu and it doesn't slow me down and i would say i run many programs with my games as well.
It is the best deal which is why I have it!
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For AMD fans, this will do ya!
Multi-task, play music, browse, virus scan, and game, all at once!
Second only to the X3 Rana 445/450 in value. Overclocks nicely with
the right motheboard (3.4-3-9 GHz, stable) Use the Hyper 212+ Cooler,
as the included unit is junk for OC. Nothing more is needed, unless
you have to money to burn, then the Phenom X4 Black Edition is
tops, but I doubt you'd notice the performance difference, especially
if you give this a mild OC.

You can get a Biostar A880+ for fifty-five bones here at Amazon, as of
Dec 2010, and the two work well for as a cheap solution for all your
needs.
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It is always a gamble to buy a used CPU. Was it handled correctly (static)? Were the pins bent? This one works perfectly, said to be tested and runs Linux Mint like a bat out of Hades. Eagle Eye PC did a good job and their ratings show it.
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We recently upgraded our database programs and do alot more work online. Our computers were getting noticeable slower at some tasks, one a Dell Optiplex 740 with an Athlon II X2 and the other a custom build PC with an Athlon X2. The cpu's both worked fine in these old systems. The Dell supported this cpu originally, the custom build pc came out several years before the athlon II, but MSI had released a beta bios to add support for newer cpu's and it detected it with no problem.
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PC Specs, most current ((Scroll down and disregard if you're computer-illiterate)) :
MoBo- M2N68-LA (Narra5)
CPU- AMD Athlon II X4 640
GPU- RaedonHD 6670
PSU- SeaSonic S12II 430w
RAM- 2GB total, stock.

I did a mass amount of researching when choosing which parts to upgrade my computer with. This CPU, solely when describing the requirements for the CQ5600Y (M2N68-LA (Narra5) motherboard), is one of the very few affordable, but powerful options currently available. Although this is, by far, not the newest technology to date, it is a MAJOR and highly recommended buy when compared to the stock processor.

I'm currently running Minecraft on all high setting graphics with normal render distance set. In game, I average about 50 FPS in a non-populated, but bustling sever. My temperatures for all four of my processor cores average about 52 C throughout game-play (I do have a liquid cooling unit installed, about $40 from Corsair, versus the stock fan that comes with the Athlon II X4 640).
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