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It is a CPU that works in motherboards that use an AM3 socket, and is generally found in desktop computers.

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Pros

Fourth core can be unlocked relatively easily

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Stock cooler keeps temperatures lower than average for this price point

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Very receptive to overclocking, up to .6GHz increases

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Unlockable L3 cache

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Noticeable performance upgrade when multitasking over dual-core processors

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High stock clock speed for this price

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Inexpensive upgrade to triple core from dual

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Cons

Fourth core is unlockable but incompatible with Windows

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Stock fan is louder than typical CPU fans

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The AMD Athlon II X3 445 is a CPU that works in motherboards that use an AM3 socket, and is generally found in desktop computers. This is virtually identical to the AMD Athlon II X3 440, but the clock speed is set slightly higher at 3.1 GHz. Otherwise the specifications are identical, with a power usage of 95 Watts and a level 2 cache of 1.5 Mb to keep the processor running efficiently. This is a triple-core processor using 45 nanometer architecture, and comes with a certificate of authenticity to ensure that the genuine product is being shipped.

Features
  • AM3 socket
  • Speed: 3.1 GHz
  • Power: 95 W
  • L2 Cache: 1.5 Mb
  • Triple-Core processing
  • HyperTransport bus: 4000MHz
  • CMOS: 45 nm SOI
  • Certificate of authenticity, Installation manual included
  • 3-year limited warranty
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