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...
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.
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!
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