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AMD Athlon II X2 240


$60.00 Released July, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Maintains low operational temperature throughout over-clocking applications - most stock heat sink/fan components will provide sufficient cooling. Excellent overall performance at the price point - outperforms many similar models from Intel and AMD that are more expensive. Suitable for intensive application multitasking spanning many modern uses - photo/video editing, internet browsing and disc burning are all accomplished with minimal lag/latency.

The Athlon II X2 240 is a lower-end dual-core processor from AMD, of the type found in many budget-class desktops. It is the entry-level model in the 45nm Athlon II X2 series, clocking in at 2.8 GHz. Like the higher-end models, it features a 2MB L2 cache, supports 64-bit computing, and includes HyperTransport technology, which is designed to increase bandwidth and enable more efficient system memory access.

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The CPU is also available in a more energy-efficient version, the Athlon II X2 240e, which cuts the thermal design power from 65W to 45W.

Features

  • 45nm SOI construction process
  • 2.80GHz clock speed
  • 2MB L2 cache
  • 64-bit computing
  • HyperTransport technology
  • Socket AM3 packaging
  • Supports up to 1066MHz DDR2/DDR3 memory 
  • 65W thermal design power

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    Maintains low operational temperature throughout over-clocking applications - most stock heat sink/fan components will provide sufficient cooling

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    Excellent overall performance at the price point - outperforms many similar models from Intel and AMD that are more expensive

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    Suitable for intensive application multitasking spanning many modern uses - photo/video editing, internet browsing and disc burning are all accomplished with minimal lag/latency

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    Dual-core design minimizes expenditure rates and promotes reduced energy consumption - contributes to the unit's no-frills, functional nature

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    Unit is very easy to install - integrates smoothly amongst existing motherboard components, offering "plug-and-play" functionality

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    Suitable for PC gaming applications - many fully-featured titles can be played at medium to high processing levels without latency issues

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    Many users report safe over-clocking at speeds exceeding 20% - unit can be pushed beyond 3.5GHz without risk of overheating

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