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The AMD Athlon II X2 255 is a low-cost CPU that works with desktop computers that use an AM3 socket.

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Pros

Low power consumption compared to most processors

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Highly affordable for this clock speed

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Compatible with a wide range of motherboards

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Receptive to overclocking, can add about 0.5GHz to the stock speed

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Stock cooler effectively keeps temperatures bearable even at OC'd speeds

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Includes heatsink/fan in box, good value for the price

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Cons

Only two potential cores, no unlockable ones (sometimes can be found at this price point)

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Not ideal for gaming, tends to slow down framerates

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The AMD Athlon II X2 255 is a low-cost CPU that works with desktop computers that use an AM3 socket. This is nearly identical to the AMD Athlon II X2 245, but with a slightly faster clock speed of 3.1 GHz. Otherwise the same features are in place, including a 2 Mb level 2 cache to buffer data on its way to be processed and a HyperTransport bus that communicates with other slots on the motherboard at 2 GHz. This chip uses 45 nanometer architecture and uses dual-core processing. 64-bit processing is supported. A standard power draw of 65 Watts is used.

Features
  • AM3 socket
  • Speed: 3.1 GHz
  • Power: 65 W
  • L2 Cache: 2048 Kb
  • Dual-Core processing
  • 64-bit processing
  • HyperTransport: 2 GHz
  • CMOS: 45 nm SOI
  • Certificate of authenticity, Installation manual included
  • 3-year limited warranty
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