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Monday, May 14, 2007
AMD Athlon X2 3600+

2. Installation

There isn't much to say here, other than be careful when installing the CPU! After connecting all necessary power cables, you can power up your system. For our review, we had the following setup:

  • Asus M2N32 WS Pro Bios 1301 (Nvidia 590SLI) + AMD Athlon X2 4600+
  • Thermaltake Soprano Case
  • VGA: MSI 7600GT Silent (stock clocks)
  • OCZ GameXStream GXS600 SLI-Ready
  • 2x1GB Crucial PC2-8000 @ 4-4-4-8-2T
  • WD 800JB 7200RPM
  • Viewsonic 19" LCD VP930b (1280x1024 resolution)
  • Windows XP SP2 with all latest updates installed
  • Nvidia Forceware series v93.71

We used a variety of software, benchmarks and games:

  • Sisoft Sandra 2007 SP1
  • Everest Lavasys Ultimate Edition 2006 v3.00.717 beta
  • SuperPI Mod v1.5XS
  • PC Mark05 v1.1.0
  • 3D Mark06 v1.0.2
  • Recode v2.3.1.8
  • Science Mark 2
  • POV 3.70 beta15
  • Cinebench v9.5
  • Prey v1.0
  • Splinter Cell v1.05
  • F.E.A.R v1.06
  • HL2 Episode 1 June 2006 Edition

After installing the CPU, we can get more information using CPU-Z:

And with Everest Ultimate Edition 2007:

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