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Sempron X1 140 Am3 2.7ghz 1mb 45nm 45w 4000mhz Pib

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  • Product Type:Processor
  • Brand Name:AMD
  • Manufacturer:Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
  • Product Model:140
  • Product Name:Sempron 140 2.7GHz Processor

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 12.7 x 11.4 cm ; 476 g
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Item model number: SDX140HBGQBOX
  • ASIN: B002I25RWO
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 1 2010
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #307,205 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Sempron processor is designed to run more than 60,000 of the most popular software applications, so you can enjoy reliable performance for a wide variety of computing needs. And since the AMD Sempron processor is compatible with leading PC peripherals, it helps keep everything running smoothly.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x98c076cc) out of 5 stars 34 reviews
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x997f5488) out of 5 stars AMD Sempron 140 (a.k.a. Athlon II x2 dual core) May 4 2010
By Richard Bell - Published on Amazon.com
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Since this was an used item this review won't carry much weight for a similar new product. Never-the-less, the reason I bought this CPU is that in spite of the fact that AMD says it is a single core "Sargas" processor, it is in reality a dual core "Regor" processor with one core disabled. If this chip is installed on a motherboard with an AMD SB710 (or SB750) southbridge that second core can usually be unlocked. In this case the unlocking was accomplished without a hitch or any instability in the processor, so now I have a 2.7GHz dual core processor for about half the price of the actual Athlon II x2 CPU. My Windows Experience Index went from a 4.1 to 5.5. The 4.1 was with the disabled core and was the CPU's rating. The 5.5 is with the second core unlocked, however 5.5 is the rating of my video card (the Index uses the lowest rating to set the index). My CPU rating is now 6.3 and is now capable of both multi-thread operation and running multi-programs at the same time. I have been told this chip will overclock to around 3.4GHz with no ill effects because the chip runs very cool in the first place (mine at 2.7GHz runs at about 28 degrees C [82.4 degrees F] and only pulls 65W TDP which is, compared to equal or lessor CPU's that pull 95W TDP, very low power consumption). Of course the Sempron chip [one core disabled] only pulls 45W TDP. Therefore, for the budget minded home builder, the Sempron 140 is a golden opportunity to get a high end CPU for a low budget price.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x997f56b0) out of 5 stars Single core to dual core with a simple BIOS tweak Sept. 9 2010
By Cuervo - Published on Amazon.com
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Love it! Bought this CPU together with a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 MB. All you have to do is enable Hybrid mode in Advanced Clock Calibration BIOS menu. Then, just set ACC to Auto and you've got yourself a nice Athlon II x2 4400e. And what's more, as opposed to other AMD stock fans, the one that comes with the Sempron 140 is extremely quiet. So quiet, in fact, I had to check visually if it was actually working.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x997f5914) out of 5 stars Single Core turns Dual Core June 25 2010
By Michael S. Ortell - Published on Amazon.com
Phenomenal! My first build ever and it went without a hitch. I bought this CPU with a Gigabyte MB off of eBay. This was the processor that came with the board. You have to make sure you have the correct board (see the other reviewer on type of board here on Amazon) but then all you need to do is enter BIOS and 'enable all cores' and BAMMM!!! You've got yourself a Athlon II X2 dual processor. PHENOMENAL!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x997f5890) out of 5 stars Good low powered CPU for a HTPC! Feb. 25 2011
By A. SOUZA - Published on Amazon.com
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This processor is low powered, silent and inexpensive. Good for a HTPC setup!

Anyone looking for a cheap and inexpensive HTPC setup with 1080p HD Video and High definition Audio (DTS HD MA & Dolby True HD bitstreaming) should consider the below setup :

AsRock N68-S UCC Mobo - $42
AMD Sempron 140 - $38
Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 - $30 after $15 MIR
2 GB DDR2 RAM - $30
RaidMax R4 case from Fry's - $60
1 TB WD Caviar Green HDD - $50
A-Power AK 420w PSU - $25
Lite-on BD ROM - $50
IOGear Multimedia Wireless Keyboard GKM561R - $45
AirLink101 AWLL5088 Wireless N adapter - $15

Total cost of setup - $385.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x997f5e78) out of 5 stars Bang for the buck Oct. 9 2010
By Subhankar Ghosh - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this processor for my new desktop. It was the cheapest one around in amazon and newegg. Also several people reported that it was possible to unlock the second core with a motherboard having southbridge SB710 or SB 750. Seemed like an alluring deal and I went ahead with this processor. Unfortunately, you need a motherboard which supports ACC or Advanced Clock Calibration to unlock the second core and my foxconn A74 ML -K 3.0 was not one of those. From what I could gather, the motherboards that support ACC are somewhat pricier and I feel that if you really want a dual core system, you can stick to a cheaper motherboard (w/o ACC) and buy AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9 GHz 2x1 MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - Retail ADX245OCGQBOX instead, which retails for only 25$ more. However, for my purposes single core is more than enough and I am really happy with the performance as with a decent amount of load in Ubuntu (surfing with 10-15 tabs+pdf/latex file editing+Media player) the processor typically runs at about 25-40% of its full capacity. As another reviewer pointed out, it could not stream 1080p HD video well(keeps getting stuck), although it did stream 720p HD perfectly. This is not the best processor out there, but at this price points and given its performance, I'd recommend this to any moderate user of a home PC.

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