Visit our Business Solutions website >>

AMD Athlon II X2 250 (3GHz, 2 MB Cache, AM3 , MHz FSB) Boxed

AMD Athlon II X2 250 (3GHz, 2 MB Cache, AM3 , MHz FSB) Boxed
alaScore 79

71 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the AMD Athlon II X2 250 (3GHz, 2 MB Cache, AM3 , MHz FSB) Boxed is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 71 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 70 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (1)

Consumer review by:

Its Gonna Surprise You


Are you going to notice a deficiency trying to game with it, probably since its not a gaming chip of choice, otherwise you likely wont. These are one of those rare CPUs that out perform expectations and have the benefit of not being hard to cool, are...

For anyone building hub or storage servers, media centers or even just moderate general web surfers, you just cant beat this CPU ; You need some data churning power, it has it but when it throttles back it sips power and wastes very little heat ; I...

None thus far

Consumer review by:

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - OEM


great combo price with biostar motherboard

easy install and very cheap

none so far

Consumer review by:

fine product, horrible packaging


bent pins are bad

I wanted an inexpensive system in lab for general office work and light data fitting. A cheap AMD system fit the bill. My chip overclocks effortlessly to 3.5 GHz with no voltage increase

The CPU was packed in a cheap plastic container sandwiched between two hard pieces of foam. Between 10 and 20 pins were bent. I used some tweezers to straighten them, and I was able to get it into my motherboard with a slight application of force. I've...


Consumer review by:

Great chip


Sometimes I think about upgrading, then ask myself "Why"?

Speedy. Easy overclock to 3.5GHz. Cheap. Low power consumption ; This processor is perfect for about 95% of users. It runs all my games and other programs flawlessly

Only 2 cores

Consumer review by:

great value



Unit installed on the AM3 socket no problem ; Shipped in proper package as OEM ; No damage or problems


Consumer review by:

Works great.


Works great for a X2. I'm not complaining at all


Consumer review by:

good budget cpu


Makes for a great budget machine, it's fast for normal day computing. Good price too

none for the price

Consumer review by:

It does its job


I bought this for my wifes and daughters computer. Way faster then the am2 single core i had before.

faster than athlon 64 ; Newegg has super fast shipping and great prices

could of been free

Consumer review by:

Tape please


Go my processor shipped in a larger box containing my build. Read the reviews and heard about the bent pins and loose packaging. Opened the box to find my processor out of the package with 6 bent pins that I was luckily able to straighten. Would it...

Excellent processor for the money. 45 nm construction

No cons worth mentioning. Please read other thoughts for complaints

Consumer review by:

AMD doesnt let me down


fantastic cpu newegg sent me the part nicely packaged with no bent pins perfect for casual browsing and youtube/hulu

65W ; fairly fast ; cheap(price)

you get what you pay for

Product Specifications

Do more of the things you want to in less time and enhance your digital life with the multi-core performance and energy efficiency of AMD Athlon II processor-based desktop systems. Combined with superior ATI Radeon HD graphics technology, systems based on the AMD Athlon II processor deliver a vivid visual experience, superior multi-tasking, and exceptional digital media performance with next-generation energy efficiency.

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Manufacturer:Advanced Micro Devices
Packaged Quantity:1


Processor Package:AMD Processor in a Box (PIB)
Product Type (AD):Processor


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.7GHz/2.8GHz
Compatible Processor Socket:Socket AM3
Features:3DNow! instructions set / PowerNow! technology / Streaming SIMD extensions / Streaming SIMD extensions 2 / HyperTransport technology / AMD64 technology / Integrated memory controller / Streaming SIMD extensions 3 / Enhanced Virus Protection / AMD CoolnQuiet Technology / AMD Virtualization / AMD Digital Media XPress / AMD CoolCore Technology / AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology/AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology/AMD CoolnQuiet Technology / Enhanced Virus Protection / Streaming SIMD extensions 3 / Integrated memory controller / AMD64 technology / HyperTransport technology / Streaming SIMD extensions 2 / PowerNow! technology / 3DNow! instructions set / AMD Virtualization / AMD Digital Media XPress / AMD CoolCore Technology / AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Installed Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:235e/240e
Type:Athlon II X2

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty