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AMD Athlon II X2 255


$89.00 Released June, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Includes heatsink/fan in box, good value for the price. Receptive to overclocking, can add about 0.5GHz to the stock speed. Stock cooler effectively keeps temperatures bearable even at OC'd speeds.

The Cons:Only two potential cores, no unlockable ones (sometimes can be found at this price point). Not ideal for gaming, tends to slow down framerates.

The AMD Athlon II X2 255 is a low-cost CPU that works with desktop computers that use an AM3 socket. This is nearly identical to the AMD Athlon II X2 245, but with a slightly faster clock speed of 3.1 GHz.

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Otherwise the same features are in place, including a 2 Mb level 2 cache to buffer data on its way to be processed and a HyperTransport bus that communicates with other slots on the motherboard at 2 GHz. This chip uses 45 nanometer architecture and uses dual-core processing. 64-bit processing is supported. A standard power draw of 65 Watts is used.

Features

  • AM3 socket
  • Speed: 3.1 GHz
  • Power: 65 W
  • L2 Cache: 2048 Kb
  • Dual-Core processing
  • 64-bit processing
  • HyperTransport: 2 GHz
  • CMOS: 45 nm SOI
  • Certificate of authenticity, Installation manual included
  • 3-year limited warranty

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    Includes heatsink/fan in box, good value for the price

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    Receptive to overclocking, can add about 0.5GHz to the stock speed

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    Stock cooler effectively keeps temperatures bearable even at OC'd speeds

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    Highly affordable for this clock speed

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    Compatible with a wide range of motherboards

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    Low power consumption compared to most processors

Cons
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    Only two potential cores, no unlockable ones (sometimes can be found at this price point)

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    Not ideal for gaming, tends to slow down framerates

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