AMD Duron 1.6 GHz processor

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AMD Duron 1.6 GHz processor

An AMD Duron processor-based PC is the practical choice for everyday usage. It offers an ideal combination of features and performance to run all of y...

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published 17/03/2004 | georgelowes
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What's not so good?
Lack of L2 Cache sometimes begins to show

I bought this processor when a 1.8 Ghz Duron I orded was dead on arrival. I have to say, for the price I paid (£25 - OEM) is a complete bargain! It runs smoothly as long as you treat it the way it deservers. At the end of the day, it's a budget processor, not a flashy new Athlon 64. I doubt it would have enough grunt for the latest games, but for what I ask it to do (audio and MIDI editing, running a lot of soft synths, etc) it's absolutely flawless.

I run it with a bog standard Coolermaster cooler, and it's never gone past 32 degree's, which I reckon is pretty good!

On a couple of occasions, I have found myself wanting a little more power, for example encoding tracks to MP3. I guess this is where the lack of L2 Cache starts to show.

BUT, and I must stress the but. There is a way around all of this. From what I have read on various sites, the L2 Cache can easily be returned to it's former glory with a little creative engineering. Also, the processor can be made to run at around 2.2Ghz rather well, and it can also run as a dual processor! I haven't got the engineering skills / talent / time / bottle to even begin to attempt any of these modifications, but there's plenty of information about it on the internet. Just check Google for "Applebred Durons". Just imagine it, you could get two of these little marvels running at 2.2Ghz, with the full compliment of Cache, for around £50. That's the same price as one Ahlon XP2500+... Now tell me that isn't great!

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An AMD Duron processor-based PC is the practical choice for everyday usage. It offers an ideal combination of features and performance to run all of your PC software and operating systems. Its many forward-thinking features help the AMD Duron processor enable a PC solution for both business and home users. The AMD Duron processor provides practical performance for everyday computing. With core technologies based upon those found in AMD's award-winning ultimate performance AMD Athlon processor family, the AMD Duron processor is an excellent processor solution for your PC. The AMD Duron processor provides superb performance on applications like multimedia, Internet browsing, and business management suites. AMD Duron processors also deliver great performance for digital entertainment like games and DVD playback. The AMD Duron processor has the performance and advanced technology to allow users to keep up with everyday tasks quickly and easily. The AMD Duron processor enhances PC productivity and helps make everyday tasks, like downloading and playing music, or editing and sending pictures to family and friends, smooth and quick. Systems based on the AMD Duron processor not only run the software you need, but they boot and load applications quickly, providing an easy computing experience.

Product Details

Product Description: AMD Duron 1.6 GHz processor

Product Type: Processor

Processor Type: AMD Duron

Processor Model: Model 8

Compatible Processor Socket: Socket A

Processor Qty: 1

Clock Speed: 1.6 GHz

Bus Speed: 266 MHz

Features: 3DNow! Professional technology, MMX instructions set

Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - Socket A

General

MPN: DHD1600DLV1C

Product Type: Processor

Processor

Type / Form Factor: AMD Duron

Cache Memory Details: L1 - Pipeline Burst - 128 KB ¦ L2 - 64 KB

Processor Qty: 1

Clock Speed: 1.6 GHz

Processor Model: Model 8

Bus Speed: 266 MHz

Compatible Processor Socket: Socket A

Cache Level 1 Size: 128 KB

Core Voltage: 1.5 V

Thermal Specification: 85 °C

Architecture Features: 3DNow! Professional technology, MMX instructions set

Cache Memory

Installed Size: 64 KB

Type: Pipeline Burst

Expansion / Connectivity

Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - Socket A

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