- Brand Name: AMD
- Model Number: ADX640WFGMBOX
- Processor Count: 4
- Computer CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
- Computer CPU Manufacturer: AMD
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor (ADX640WFGMBOX)
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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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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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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.
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!
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
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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Tha AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor...was as advertised and on timePublished 6 months ago by William Henry
Works great! Replaced a 620 processor with bent pins; so glad I didn't have to purchase a new computerPublished 8 months ago by Jacquelin D. Hicks
This made a great upgrade to my older mobo. Cheaper than buying a new PC and it was a big enough upgrade to make my computer useful for audio editing and viewing HD graphics on... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeff