AMD Athlon 64 4000+ CPU

Introduction

Looking to build or upgrade your computer but don�t want to spend a premium to get the latest system?While AMD and Intel have both moved to producing dual-core processors, there are still great deals available on the higher-end single core units.Geeks.com, popular online retailer, sent us one of the processors they offer, the AMD Athlon 64 4000+ CPU.Will this processor turn out be a good value or simply show its age?Read on to find out.

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Specifications:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ CPU
2400 MHz frequency
2000 HT speed
1 MB L2 Cache
939-pin package
HyperTransport technology
32-bit/64-bit operating mode
Brand new

The product:

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The AMD Athlon 64 4000+ CPU I received from Geeks came in a fairly plain clear box with an ESD warning label all around it.As you can see, the processor comes by itself, without any fan.

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Opening the package, we find the CPU simply sandwiched between a piece of dense, pink foam.Seems a little light on the packaging, but most processors I�ve seen are similarly packaged.The CPU is the socket 939 version of the chip, which was a popular series with plenty of motherboards and peripherals to choose from.

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Installing or swapping out the CPU is very easy; I chose to upgrade a previously-built AMD Athlon 3200+ CPU.After removing the previously installed CPU, simply place the CPU onto the socket, making sure the triangle symbol on the CPU matches with the socket.Then, lower the zero-insertion force lever, which secures the CPU onto the motherboard.Finally, install a CPU cooler of your choice.

One of the nice things about upgrading a CPU as opposed to other components like the motherboard is that it�s pretty much plug-and-play; no need to update the bios, drivers, or other software.All you have to do is turn the computer back on and you get the instant gratification of immediate performance upgrades.

Lets move on to see how the testing and overclocking of this CPU goes.

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