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AMD Athlon II 160U 20W Edition C3 1.80GHz (Socket AM3) Processor - OEM

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1.80GHz Clock Speed, 1MB L2 Cache, Dual-Channel DDR2/DDR3 Support, Compatible with Socket AM2+ & Socket AM3, Cool'n'Quiet 3.0, 1 Year Warranty.

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 48881  
Stock code: CPU-AT2-AD160UEAK13G
Manuf. code: AD160UEAK13GM
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Athlon II 160u is the first member of Athlon II family of single-core ultra-low voltage microprocessors. The 160u is built on K10 microarchitecture, and integrates one CPU core, DDR2/DDR3 memory controller and one HyperTransport link on a die. The processor operates at 1.8 GHz, and utilizes 128 KB L1 and 1 MB L2 caches to improve system performance.

The Athlon II supports all basic features of K10 micro-architecture:
- 64 instruction set allows the CPU to run 64-bit Operating Systems, which increases system performance in comparison with 32-bit OSes.
- Enhanced Virus Protection prevents execution of unauthorized code in data memory, which stops many current and future computer viruses.
- Virtualization Technology improves performance of software that runs programs or operating systems in a virtual box.

The processor also supports SSE instructions from MMX and up to SSE3, as well as 3DNow! and four SSE4a instructions (SSE4a shouldn't be confused with SSE4). The Athlon II 160u incorporates Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology, which uses a number of techniques to reduce power consumption when parts of the CPU are not active. Thanks to its low frequency, single-core implementation and power-saving features, the 160u model has only 20 Watt Thermal Design Power. The Athlon II 160u is manufactured in 938-pin micro-PGA package, that visually looks almost indistinguishable from the 940-pin package. The CPU may work with DDR2 memory in socket AM2+ motherboards, or DDR3 memory in socket AM3 motherboards. The microprocessor was shipped only as an OEM processor in budget systems, such as Acer eMachines EL1332-E12 and eMachines ET1352.

The Athlon II 160u features one operational core, but it has, in fact, two physical cores on a die. The second core is disabled, and can be unlocked using BIOS ACC or similar feature. When unlocked, the processor is identified by BIOS as "AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 260u Processor". Unlocking of the second core is not guaranteed, and may make the processor unstable.

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer amd
Warranty Type Aria Warranty Only
Manufacturer Website
Manufacturer Phone 01276 803100
Warranty Period (yrs)1

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cheap cooler for this cpu by brianthesnail

ive noticed many people asking if this comes with a stock cooler ( which is does not ). . however you can get the Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 GT Quiet CPU Cooler ( 49513 ) which is fully compatible ....
hope this helps

Question  Windows Home server 2011 by Chaz

What motherboard would be suitable for this processor to run Windows home server 2011. Budget motherboard pls.

Answer by thomasr on Friday, August 3, 2012
Hello Sir,

Any 760G AMD Chipset motherboard would be a great choice.

Thanks for your question.

Question  Motherboard by Newpcbuilder

Is this CPU compatible with an AM3+ socket?

Answer by patrickc on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Question  Fan by Newpcbuilder

Just to clarify, this comes with no CPU cooler?

Answer by thomasr on Sunday, July 1, 2012
Hello Sir,

No Cooler is included.

Thanks for your question.

 Brilliant! by Dussie08

This CPU is a bargain at this price, also the second core can be unlocked for extra performance!!

I only bought this in order to flash my Bios to allow me to use my AMD FX 8120 and now its being used in my mums system and I have to say if your on a strict budget then this would be very ideal!!

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