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AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 65W ADX260OCGMBOX Desktop Processor

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  • 4000 MHz
  • 45nm Regor 65W
  • 2 x 1MB L2 Cache

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Prepare yourself for a new personal computing experience with the Athlon II X2 260. Save time and accomplish more with multi-core processing that makes multitasking quick and simple. The Athlon II X2 features the next-generation AMD Direct Connect Architecture for a fast, responsive PC. This processor is also optimized to take advantage of the power management features in Windows 7 using AMD PowerNow! 3.0 Technology.

Energy efficiency is important to AMD, allowing you to enjoy a cool, quiet PC while saving energy and reducing heat, noise and the effect of your computer on the environment. Energy efficiency innovations include Cool’n’Quiet, AMD CoolCore and AMD Smart fetch. These technologies reduce power consumption and processor activity. You’ll experience up to 50% energy efficiency over previous AMD Athlon processors.

AMD Athlon II processors also offer support for Virtualization Technology. You can run virtual environments on one system with ease, allowing you to use legacy programs on a separate operating system. Also providing 64-bit support, this processor can handle the most demanding programs with ease. Add the convenience and power of multi-core processing and enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency with an AMD Athlon II X2 260 today!

  • newegg AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture AMD64 technology allows the Athlon II X2 260 processor to run 32-bit applications at full speed while enabling a new generation of powerful 64-bit software applications. Moreover, all AMD Athlon II processors are built on AMD’s revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture, where processors are directly connected to one another. An I/O and memory subsystem are also directly connected to each processor, helping improve overall system performance and efficiency.
  • newegg Integrated Memory Controller The AMD Athlon II X2 260 processor features a high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller that directly connects the processor to memory for optimum performance, low latency, and high throughput.
  • newegg HyperTransport 3.0 Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase communication speeds between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment. With HT 3.0 technology the AMD Athlon II X2 260 dual-core processor enjoys 4000MHz system bus speeds.
  • newegg PowerNow! 3.0 Technology CPU power management technologies featured in AMD PowerNow! 3.0 Technology like AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 and AMD CoolCore result in proven, measurable benefits for businesses and consumers, including reduced power usage, lower energy costs, and greener PC operation.
  • 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Matthew F.
  • 2/6/2016 10:33:03 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsits decent

Pros: It's not super powerful but it gets the job done. I used to use this for my home desktop and now I use it for a ESX box.

Cons: Not super powerful if you need to run something cpu intensive like multiple VM servers.

Other Thoughts: A good option when you're trying to stay under a limited budget.

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  • Adam H.
  • 12/8/2014 5:16:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLasted me three years no problems

Pros: I had it for three years and it still ran like a champ.

Cons: The games just got too advanced for it to run smoothly anymore even at overclocking.

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  • Jonathan Z.
  • 3/25/2013 9:08:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWoke up my aging Compaq PC

Pros: Cheap upgrade for a 5 year old PC with a single core. Works fantastic with just about any AM3/ AM3+ board (duh).
Handles my usage just fine (I don't game. I use it for school and movie streaming)

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Its a $50 AMD dual core. Yeah, its old tech but for my usage, it works considerably better than the old single core I was running for the last 5 years.

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  • coleman t.
  • 3/15/2013 6:47:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshum am3....

Pros: fast dual core(faster than some quads and half the price) cheap dual core...low power consomption and very easy to O.C.(almost up to 4gh)

Cons: stock fan and heatsink suck...get after market(an after market is only 20bux or so) there is a such thing as to much thermal grease. you made me get messy to save me 2 bux....

Other Thoughts: why does a am3 processor not have L3 cache and if it o.c. to almost 4gh (with no proble btw)why not make it a 4gh? if you have to go with a old cpu in a new bord till you can aford to get a better one than get one of these....seconde one now and i would buy more but there not as good as one for 10 more bux

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  • Austin H.
  • 3/12/2013 10:57:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood processor for the price

Pros: Really good price ('modern' processors with the same processing power cost can cost almost twice as much, and eat much more power as well)
Good preformance

Cons: The included heatsink+fan isn't that great unless you enable the PWM control.
Because of the placement of the fan, the motor is right next to the heatsink; and, with the fan running at 3000+ RPM constantly, cooling capacity is reduced.
Before I turned on the PWM control, processor idled at around 50 degrees celcius; after turning on the PWM control in the BIOS, I can't get it to anything over 40 degrees celcius even under full load.

Other Thoughts: System configuration:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply
Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Motherboard
3 250GB SATA hard drives
Running Xen Hypervisor with Gentoo GNU/Linux dom0 and a NetBSD domU

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  • John C.
  • 2/20/2013 1:55:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlenty of power

Pros: Cheap and Fast why would you need more power?
Especially since the Video Card's GPU is doing all the work for games.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I guess I'm old skool, but with combined 6 GHz on one chip, it's plenty fast. I'm running 32bit XP pro with the onboard video and I can play games like World of Tanks with no problem.
PS: Very fast FREE shipping!! Thanks Newegg!!

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  • Joseph C.
  • 2/18/2013 12:38:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice and fast

Pros: This processor really flies! I can play games and watch video without and lag.

Cons: None so far

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  • 2/12/2013 5:45:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy as Pie

Pros: After extensive research about my eMachines tower, I decided on this processor as it was the same brand and style as the original, just faster/larger. Replacement was easy as pie and took all of 10 minutes. Took out the old one, wiped clean and added new smear of thermal compound and installed the new one. No problems.

Cons: None at present.

Other Thoughts: After almost doubling my processor speed, I noticed my media player "skipping" when playing music. I deduced that it has to do with my RAM now (not having enough to handle the new speed). Ordered 2 more 2GB sticks and I know my problems should be solved.

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  • Joseph F.
  • 2/11/2013 1:29:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood CPU

Pros: -Good budget CPU
-Low power

Cons: -Stock cooler is very cheap, invest in a replacement cooler

Other Thoughts: It's a $50 CPU, what do you want?

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  • David G.
  • 2/8/2013 3:48:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggseMachines Upgrade

Pros: Purchased this to bring some life to my 3 year old eMachines ET1352-01. It was running an Athlon II 160u 1.8GHz (AM2) with 2GB of DDR3. I upgraded the memory to 4GB, the operating system to Windows 7 Pro and popped this baby in and it runs like a whole new machine!

Cons: Heat-sink/fan assembly is pretty flimsy but works just fine for a 65 Watt CPU. Not worth deducting an egg, but worth mentioning.

Other Thoughts: I also added a better power supply (I had lying around) and a Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card to the setup and now use the system as a HTPC. I am pretty happy considering I was ready to toss this thing in the trash!

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