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AMD Athlon X4 740 Trinity Quad-Core 3.2GHz Socket FM2 65W Desktop Processor AD740XOKHJBOX

  • 32nm Trinity 65W
  • 4MB L2 Cache
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Caleb S.
  • 9/25/2014 4:29:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood CPU for the price

Pros: Great little CPU. I'm running this on a budget gaming PC that uses older hardware (yet still packaged). I paired this with a AMD 6970. It might be bottlenecking but so far I don't get more than 45% CPU usage on heavy games like bf3 and even watch dogs on high settings (not the most forgiving title for AMD). This is my first build too so I might've skimped on stuff (trying to be honest) other than that, it's a great little CPU. Stock fan is decent too.

Cons: No over clocking but that's sorrt of a given. Stock fan is decent but could be better.

Other Thoughts: This thing surprises me. For a first pc build, it does well.

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  • Michael D.
  • 8/16/2014 1:35:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works like a charm. upgraded from fm2 a4-4000. heat sink is a bit small but works either way

Cons: None

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  • Randall M.
  • 8/10/2014 7:32:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD Athlon X4 740 Trinity Quad-core

Pros: Inexpensive: that's why we buy AMD products. They have never failed on me and while they may not have the out-and-out horsepower of Intel's offerings, why pay 5 to 10 times as much for only marginal gains in speeds? There are people who put their PC's through a ton of work but they're what? 1 out of 100? Take that money you save buying an AMD processor and buy double the RAM and throw an SSD under the hood as well. That's the best bang for your buck. Leave Intel to the Fortune 500 companies whose PC's you can buy "off-lease" in a couple of years if you have a "real" need for an Intel processor. The processor worked fine out of the box. No issues to date. I do not overclock becaue I'm looking for stability and longevity although I've read good things about AMD and overclocking. Buy it. Slap it in and enjoy it. It's really that easy.

Cons: AMD could really bundle better fans with their CPU's. I know that CPU's are getting more efficient and better at handling heat but I wouldn't even use the fan they shipped with unit on an old school processor. It's really that diminutive. Add to this that the solid central mass of the heat sink that conducts the heat away from the CPU is physically smaller than the top surface of the processor. Do yourself a favor and get a good copper/heatpipe fan/heatsink for your CPU and it will live a long and happy life.

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  • Kyle G.
  • 7/13/2014 8:20:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsno problems

Pros: no problems.

Cons: everything runs smoothly and seems to be running well after 90 days!

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  • david c.
  • 6/2/2014 10:27:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmine is acting like a 3.2GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) version

Pros: runs cool, cheap using ARCTIC Alpine 64 Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler

Cons: No APU

Other Thoughts: mine might be an AMD A8-5500 with APU disabled

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  • Justin V.
  • 6/1/2014 1:14:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for Budget builds.

Pros: $80 bucks for a Quadcore 3.2 GHz processor. Although it does lag a bit behind Intel's CPU's but for its price. there is No real complaints. (Comparing $80, to $300)

Under Load. my Old Intel Q6600 liked to run at 70c... This Chip Barely goes past 28c under heavy Gaming Sessions, Using the stock cooler+2 6" Case fans for proper Circulation

Built on an MSI a78m-E45 Mb. (another budget board), 8 gb of DDr3 Ram by Kingston, and a XFX 7770 Graphics card i repurpised out of my Old Gaming tower. Built myself a New Rig for roughly $400.

Everything was Plug and go, didn't have to fight with any settings aside from configuring current Time/Date

Don't Laugh. but Built it to run Tera: Rising At max graphic settings, Pulling 78 FPS idling in less crowded areas, 58 in the main Town during Peak hours, and about 40-47 fps while doing Raids/dungeon runs with High effect skills being spammed. Could not ask for more for the cost.

Another game. Final Fantasy 14. Another Mmo. Pushes at 73 FPS Idle, and drops down to about 58 while doing any combat/in major cities. Way more then playable on max settings. Haven't tried it out on any Next Gen Shooters aside from Farcry 3

That ran beautifully. up untill surprise Tiger attack XD. Still pulled roughly 60 FPS easly.

Oh... Btw. Screen Ratio was on a garbage sharp tv running 1080i (1776x1000 Ratio).

Cons: Didn't know AMD chips where this cheap...

No Real Cons unless you are really bent out of shape of lack of an L3 Cache. Still a VERY powerful CPU without it.

Other Thoughts: 11/10 would buy agian if need be (And will be to build my Gf a proper Pc. she's using my old Intel Quad atm XD)

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  • david c.
  • 5/30/2014 4:04:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsruns cool

Pros: cheap quad core.

Cons: not the fastest

Other Thoughts: used an Alpine 64 Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler

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  • Albert M.
  • 4/21/2014 6:02:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMy bad

Pros: um... inexpensive quad core...

Cons: it doesn't list clearly enough that this doesn't allow for integrated graphics, so while trying to build something for someone in a hurry it has not only cost me $30 more for a GPU but it has also cost me 3 days on the build.

Other Thoughts: I take blame for this, my fault for not noticing that a board with a VGA port would not put out video, because for some convoluted reason AMD thought it a good idea to allow a board built for APU to accept a CPU. I still feel the need to write this review.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2014 12:26:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT for a budget

Pros: This CPU performs well above what was expected, for the money its one of the best out there for a budget, in benchmarks this actually out performs the intel core I3 3220 and that CPU is $50 more than this one you really can not go wrong.

Cons: this stock cooler leaves a little to be desired but because this is the 65w standard version and not the 100w Black edition 750k or 760k. it stays with in acceptable temps. so not really a con just the only thing I could find to put here.

Other Thoughts: for a budget build you have came to the right place I have this build:

AMD Athlon x4 740
MSI AMD r7 260x
MSI A55M-E35 FM2+/FM2 AMD Hudson D2 MB
4gb ADATA ddr3 1600 ram
WD 500gb Blue 7200rpm
Diablotek 600w PSU
LG DVD/CD Burner
Rosewill FBM-02 Micro ATX Case

this plays Titanfall on max no sweat. around 60FPS

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  • John P.
  • 3/18/2014 3:41:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets the Job Done

Pros: Price and Performance

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Why pay the premium for an Intel CPU when this does the job for a lot less money. I'm using it for an HTPC and light gaming in an MSI A78M-E45 with 8GB of RAM and a HD7770 video card. It does run a bit warmer than I was expecting (~42 C) at idle with an aftermarket cooler (Cooler Master Vortex Plus) but the fan on the heatsink was turned down and the thermal paste I used is suppose to become more efficient after some curing time. Have had no problems with over heating under moderate gaming use.

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