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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor Dual-Core 2.8GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor ADA5600CZBOX

  • 2000MHz
  • 90nm Windsor 89W
  • 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
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Enabling dual core desktop computing and featuring two processor cores each operating at 2.8GHz with a 1024KB (2MB in total) L2 Cache, the Dual-Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Socket AM2 processor can perform calculations on two streams of data at the same time for greater efficiency and speed while running multiple programs and the new generation of multi-threaded software.

The new Socket AM2 from AMD is designed to enable next-generation platform innovations such as AMD Virtualization and high-performance, unbuffered DDR2 memory (supporting up to DDR2 800) to the award-winning AMD64 architecture. Other advanced features include support for 3DNow! Professional technology and SSE3 to accelerate multimedia applications and enable stellar performance when working with games, audio, video and photography software.

This adept processor is designed for people who want to stay at the forefront of technology and for those who depend on their PCs to keep them connected, informed, and entertained.

  • newegg AMD64 Dual-core Technology AMD64 is designed to enable simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. With dual-core technology there are two complete processor cores in one physical package running at the same frequency to deliver TRUE multi-tasking power, allowing users to switch from one program to another without pausing for the computer to catch up and reducing annoying processing pauses.
  • newegg HyperTransport Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency and point-to-point link designed to increase communication speeds between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems and networking and telecommunications equipment. HyperTransport Technology in the Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Socket AM2 processor enables the speed of system bus up to 2000MHz and delivers up to 8GB/s I/O bandwidth and up to 20.8GB/s processor-to-system bandwidth.
  • newegg Enhanced Virus Protection All AMD processors equipped with AMD64 technology are Enhanced Virus Protection-enabled. Enhanced virus protection acts as a preventative measure causing viruses to be localized, short-lived, and non-contagious, eventually being flushed from system memory.
  • newegg CNQ: Cool'n'Quiet Technology AMD's Cool'n'Quiet technology is an innovative solution available on AMD Athlon 64 processor-based systems that can effectively lower power consumption and enable a quieter-running system while delivering performance-on-demand.
  • newegg AMD Virtualization Virtualization on desktop computers allows a single PC to act like multiple virtual machines. AMD Virtualization can enable client computers to seamlessly support multiple operating environments. And it also helps make it easier for PC enthusiasts to upgrade and maintain their PCs through emulation.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Steven J.
  • 6/7/2012 10:51:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA step up

Pros: Replaced my single core 4000+
Works well
Runs at 25 C

Cons: with a second core and 200mhz faster I expected a bigger performance difference.
My 4000+ 2.6 had a system latency of 56.3 ns. and with the x2 5600+ my latency is now 50.1 ns.
but the 4000+ had a temp of 40 C

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/24/2009 2:49:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood cpu

Pros: dual core 2.81ghz. pretty fast. much faster than my old dual core 2.0ghz. my dumb mb didnt have a retention bracket on it so i had to use my 3 year old heatsink made for a 2ghz dual core and it works pretty good. only got to 59c with linpack, good considering the old hs im using

Cons: none

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  • Jeremiah O.
  • 7/23/2009 1:13:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSweet CPU

Pros: Paired this with an arctic cooler 64 and so far this thing has been a real workhorse for almost 2 years. OC'd at 3.0, it Idles 32c, load never higher than 46c and that's in a SLI setup with only 2 case fans in a 76f room. Feels plenty snappy with Vista.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Got this processor now running with 2 overclocked 260 gtx 216 in sli and it does exceptionally well. I am running all my games at 2560x1600 2x-8xAA everything maxed with great frames. It keeps just about all my games averaging around 60-80fps so that's pretty cool considering how old school this thing is now. Only games I own that it chokes on a little is Far Cry 2 and kinda Quake Wars, but UT3, COD2, COD4, COD5, L4D, FEAR, FEAR 2, Crysis, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Gears of War, BF2, BF2142, CS:source, R6V2, TF2, all run flawlessly. Sure a fancy quad and DDR3 would be nice, but this processor is more than enough for any gaming rig with the majority of today's games IMO and I see no reason to upgrade any time soon. I have been really impressed with AMD and use them exclusively now. You just can't beat the price, reliability, and performance. I probably wouldn't build a new system with this processor unless I was totally broke, but it sure would be a really good upgrade if your stuck wit AM2.

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  • Adam R.
  • 7/16/2009 6:11:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cheap CPU

Pros: It worked out of the box. It's a cheap X2. The stock cooler is easy to install, and works awesome. Idle Temps on first boot were around 31c. Haven't performed a burn in yet but I like where it's going. Granted my case has what some would call excessive cooling, Ambient room temp is never above 60f and with 290 cfm's 2 110 cfm's and a 42 cfm fan It probably won't get much hotter once it's burned in. I wouldn't play crysis on full settings with this, but it sure makes Web editing a breeze.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Don't eat the stock thermal pad, tastes yucky!

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  • Joe W.
  • 7/15/2009 12:09:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNew life into our E521

Pros: I replaced the X2 3800+ in my son's Dell E521 with this and noticed a difference immediately.

Slightly faster boot but more than worth the price of this upgrade in the additional FPS in game.

Cons: It didn't come with a nice little sticker...

Other Thoughts: I didn't use the Heatsink that came with it. A little alcohol and some coffee filters cleaned off the stock Dell heatsink, put a drop of Arctic Silver 5 on there and was good to go. Old processor was 65W and this is 89W but the Dell heatsink is working great. Averaging about 25 C at idle.

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  • Vincent C.
  • 7/9/2009 3:20:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsROCKIN !

Pros: Large L2 Cache
Dual Processor
Inexpensive upgrade for the price
CPU + HSF very easy to install
More than sufficient heatsink 32C-36C Cpu temperatures
Relatively fast for a moderate pc user

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: ASRock K10N78 MB
EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250
CORSAIR TWIN2X2048-6400C4
Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb
Antec TruePower II 480 PSU

I decided to use the stock HSF with the pre applied thermal paste and I am happily suprised with the temps. I saw some complaints about the HSF, and I cant support them.

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  • Kaylyn S.
  • 7/5/2009 3:48:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Viable

Pros: Well, I run Vista 64 Ultimate along with 8GB ram and a Nvidia 9600GT and it does what I need it to. What that means is internet, encoding/burning disks, casual gaming(current titles btw) and this CPU does what I need it to without hiccups or heat issues.

Cons: I guess it's old and stuff....that's what everybody says...

Other Thoughts: Well folks, let's be honest. This CPU is still very viable for everyday tasks and some gaming to boot so I'm not so sure why it's "outdated" but whatever. It was also a great value and Newegg as usual ROCKS!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2009 2:26:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD 5600+

Pros: Still works after almost a year and a half, overclocked to 3.0ghz the whole time. Works in my new mobo without issue.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've read alot of reviews and no one is saying anything about the hyper transport support, I just cranked mine up 2600mhz and the specifications say only 2000mhz. I thought it wouldn't boot and I would have to clear CMOS but it seems fine. I guess I'll do some more research and test for stability. My MSI K9N2 Diamond has a seperate HT setting, it isn't like the x5 HT multiplier in my other computers.

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  • Cristian H.
  • 4/7/2009 5:06:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: Overclocked to 3ghz on stock fan/heatsink idle temp of 25c

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: running vista 64 bit with 4gigs g.skill ram perfect

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/7/2009 4:38:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD X2 WINDSOR 5600+

Pros: FAST, EASY TO INSTALL & IT HAS A 1MB X 1MB L2 CACHE.

Cons: RUNS AT 89WATTS, CHEAP FAN ON THE STOCK AMD HEATSINK, BUT EASILY SOLVED WITH A NEW 70MM x 70MM x 25MM FAN THAT RUNS AT 6000 RPM.

Other Thoughts: THIS X2 WINDSOR 5600+ 2.8 GHz RUNS GAMES & APPLICATIONS MUCH FASTER THAN ITS X2 5600+ 2.9 GHz BRISBANE COUNTERPART. AWESOME CPU.

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