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Whats the difference between windsor and brisbane?

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January 30, 2010 10:30:30 PM

i have an AMD ADA5200IAA6CS processor thats fried. I would like to replace it with something similiar.What would you suggest?The computer is used for email,surfing and downloading music.
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January 31, 2010 2:47:39 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

What mobo do you have?
January 31, 2010 2:56:55 AM

the difference is that windsor is built on a 90nm architecture and the brisbane is built on the newer 65nm architecture. i suggest you get a brisbane instead because it draws less power and has a better architecture than its windsor counterpart.
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January 31, 2010 8:26:41 AM

Windsor is a suburb of Brisbane
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January 31, 2010 9:48:06 AM

Your fried cpu is an Athlon 64 X2 5200+. As Carlhenry mention, brisbanes are manufactured with the 65nm process compared to the 90nm used on the Windsors. The Brisbanes also have half the cache of a Windsor which causes them to perform slightly worse clock for clock, but not something noticeable.

That being said, an Athlon 64 X2 6000 Brisbane would do nicely but a Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor would perform slightly better.
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