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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 2.8GHZ 2MB Cache 65W Retail Box

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   Shipping Weight:   2 lbs
   Part #: ADX240OCGQBOX

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Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Athlon X2 II 240 2.8GHz Processor
  • Installation Manual
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • AMD Processor Case Sticker
  • Heatsink/fan with Thermal Interface
Process Technology 45 µm
Clock Speed 2.80 GHz
Processor Socket Socket AM3 PGA-941
L2 Cache 2 MB
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Thermal Design Power 65 W
Processor Manufacturer AMD

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Environmental Conditions  
     Cooler Type: Fan Heatsink
General Information  
     Brand Name: AMD
     Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: ADX240OCGQBOX
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Athlon II X2
     Product Model: 240
     Product Name: Athlon X2 II 240 2.8GHz Processor
     Product Type: Processor
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Athlon X2 II 240 2.8GHz Processor
  • Installation Manual
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • AMD Processor Case Sticker
  • Heatsink/fan with Thermal Interface

     Platform Supported: PC
Power Description  
     Thermal Design Power: 65 W
Technical Information  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Clock Speed: 2.80 GHz
     L1 Cache: 256 KB
     L2 Cache: 2 MB
     Process Technology: 45 µm
     Processor Core: Dual-core (2 Core)
     Processor Manufacturer: AMD
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3 PGA-941
     Processor Technology: 3DNow! Professional
Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Extended Memory 64 Technology
Virtualization Technology
AMD64 Technology

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Experience: 8 Months
 Verified Owner
Great for a budget build
Cheap Dual Core
Fast for an HTPC
I built two computers for my parents each with this processor. Their personal computer needed replacing (single core 1.7GHz Intel Celeron 768MB RAM. The other was for an HTPC. For what they do I believe both were overkill, but for the price it was worth it and means they won't need a new computer for years to come.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Cheap and Fast
Got this CPU to go along Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2 motherboard. Fast and stays cool with stock heatsink. This thing is faster and at one fifth the price compared to the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ i got 3 years ago.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Budget oriented CPU, price is good
For the market its in, there is really no weakness
Paired this up with a Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H and worked right out of the box with no issues. Great for budget systems as it does have dual cores and a decent speed (2.8Ghz) but would not recommend this for gaming systems as for a little more you can get at least a quad core CPU. Heat does not seem to be an issue so the system noise level is low.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
-Highly overclockable
-Low heat output
-Fast for a budget processor
-Included heatsink is garbage, but gets the job done
Used this with a Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H (DDR3 Version), I've since upgraded to an Athlon II X4 620. Great CPU for budget users and budget gamers, however if you have the 50$ to spare get an X4 620 or 630. Paired with a XFX Radeon HD 4770 it will play Borderlands at 1920x1200 quite well and with most details at High. Highly recommended for a budget gamer.

Kevin Allan
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Fast clock, nice cache size, low power consumption, AM3
Not the same performance as an Intel...
This is a great budget processor but for higher performance Intel seems the way to go. Next build is Intel.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Runs Cool
Small Cache
This is a really good cpu for budget builds! It might have a small cache but its one quick little thing with some DDR2 ram and 8800 GT frommy previous rig. Can't wait to Overclock it and see how far it will go!

Experience: 7 Days
- Low cost
- Low power requirement
- Relatively low heat
- AMD!
- None
I bought this CPU for a low-end and cheap new system built. It's well enough for daily tasks like browsing, emails, facebook etc... watching movies too is no problems as well as light.medium gaming. I paired this CPU with a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H and G.Skill DDR2 Memory. Works perfectly fine and runs Windows 7 nicely. Highly recommended for budget builds.

Experience: 15 Days
Cheap, easy to OC
not really weakness but box was different that what is shown.
Great cpu for the price. OC'd stable at 3.4 Ghz stock fan no problem.
I'm Doing mild gaming (1680 x 1050) with no problems.
MOBO- Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2
Video- Radeon 5750

This review was modfied by poster @ 02-04-10 10:56 PM

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner

Bundled heatsink isn't that good.
Bought this for a low cost build, and it does the job very well. The heatsink isn't very good, the temps run warmer than I'd like. Now granted bundled heatsinks usually aren't very good but this is one of the worst ones I've seen, but it gets the job done. If you are doing ANY overclocking I'd switch it out though. Other than that it works great, happy with how it performs.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
-Decently fast
-Low power consumption
-Low heat
-Not quadcore
-Not Phenom II
-Pales in performance comparison to intel
This is great value so it gets 5 out of 5 from me. It does everything my mom needs it for and well at that. For the great price its a perfect buy for someone who just needs to do basic tasks. The Athlon II is the perfect replacement for he Athlon 64 series as it still maintains that excellent entry level value.

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Comment: We checked the undervolting capabilities too. As it turns out, it can maintain stable operation at 2.80 GHz with just 1.1 V core voltage.
Posted by: Jarrod_M @10/27/09
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