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The best AMD 64x2 AM2 CPU you can get!!!

If you have an AM2 socket that supports this CPU then your search for an upgrade is over. This is best AMD 64x2 6000+ CPU you can get, only 89W, has the 65nm technology and handles OC very well. For those worrying about overheating, I am running this CPU in a Dell C521 slimline case with the stock heatsink and fan without any problems, just make sure to use a high grade thermal paste. It goes easy on power consumption too, this computer only has a 280W power supply and it is capable of running this CPU chip,4GB of RAM, a PCI wifi card and an ASUS ENGT 430 video card without a problem.
This CPU replaced the stock AMD single core processor my son had and has improved performance and speed tremendously. One word of caution if you are running XP, be sure to update the system BIOS to the latest version and be sure to check compatibility with the Quiet and Cool technology.
So if you are looking to max out the AM2 socket look no further than this chip.
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Great Upgrade!

This chip was listed as questionable to work in a very old Dell due to possible bios conflict @ 50/50 chance. I took the risk and wow it worked. I went from 2ghz to 3.1ghz. I installed an SSD, 4gbs of Samsung ram and a new 1gb video card and my 8 year old dell runs windows 7 (up from xp) like a champ! Also put arctic silver 5 and polished the chip before install using same cooler setup. New thermaltake 380w power supply also. I think I got all upgrade parts for under $200.Read full review...

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Great upgrade

I was upgrading from a AMD Athlon 64 2650e. I hated that processor. This one gave me a decent performance boost. It did have a slightly bent pin when it arrived but that was easy enough to fix. The weird part was it wouldn't fall into the socket even though it was definitely an am2 socket. I had to start it at the corner and apply a small amount of pressure, then once it was in pulled it out to make sure i didn't damage any pins, put it back in with same process. Works fine. Downside is the stock cpu heatsink in the pc I don't think is rated for the TDP of this processor. I keep idling anywhere between 140-170(F) at 3.1 ghz, so i let it throttle itself down to 1.6 unless it needs the boost. If anyone is curious to know compatibility I installed this on an old eMachine EL1200-06w. Very happy with this upgrade. Using the machine as a basic routing server among other things.Read full review...

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Right for the price

Got the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1 GHz for Dell Inspiron 531s. This is the best chip available for this particular machine. The truest test for any processor is having it calculate processes outside its element: in my case the Playstation 2 emulator. While this processor will never replace the need to buy a modern computer; for the price, the processing speed is very close to running Playstation 2 emulator at a decent speed. That's saying something for machine over a decade old and running a heavy cpu reliant emulator.Read full review...

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Has one con

Item operates at a higher temperature and needs a large cooling fan.

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Great value for the money!

It's the best cpu for upgrade the AM2 socket motherboard. Whit its 64 bit and dual core, speed, perform and improves any program. I reccomend it for the games. I only reccommend to cool it very well, because it's very hot. For the rest it's only wonderful..Read full review...


AMD Athlon 3.1

Fast CPU at a fraction of the cost of that other brand. By the way are they still in business.
Long live AMD.

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Works great

The processor works great and was very easy to installed to upgrade my old computer system. It did not require much effort to upgrade and to improve my system.


UPGRADE Processor

Dropped it in and all is well. Great product at a great price point.!!! Thanx

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Used but runs like new.

Upgraded my computer with the AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 3.1. GHz that I purchased from eBay. I had no problems installing it. Do your research before buying a CPU. Motherboard: ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe/HDMI, AM2+ socket, 16 gigs of ram.Read full review...

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