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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual

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December 10, 2009 4:30:24 PM

Hi,

One of my friends wants to buy a new computer to do web browsing and burn DVD's. He does not want to spend a lot of money.
MY research shows that the AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor seems pretty good to run Windows 7 for his needs. Does anyone have any comments to make about this processor? No one I know uses AMD processors and I do know in the olden days they had heat issues.
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December 10, 2009 5:24:22 PM

It's a fantastic processor... Will even run videogames fairly well if matched with a Radeon4670.

Also it is at the bottom of the AMD Performance list so with a fair motherboard you can upgrade really easily in the long run.
December 10, 2009 6:23:10 PM

It would be a good choice.
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December 13, 2009 10:35:21 PM

What Intel chip does this Athlon compare to?
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December 13, 2009 10:40:23 PM

It is a very cool running chip thanks to its low wattage (I have the Athlon II X2 250).

Here's a review of its big brother (I wanted to post the whole thing so you could look to the benchmark that most applies to what you are doing).

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/phenom-ath...
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