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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
AMD Athlon X2 5600+

2. Installation

There isn't much to tell here, be careful when installing the CPU! After connecting all necessary power cables, you can power up your system. For our review we used

  • Motherboard: Asus M2N32 WS Pro Bios 1601 (Nvidia 590SLI)
  • Case: Thermaltake Soprano
  • VGA: MSI 7600GT Silent (stock clocks)
  • Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream GXS600 SLI-Ready
  • Memory: 2x1GB Crucial PC2-8000 (400MHz@ 4-4-4-8-2T-2.25V)
  • HDD: WD 800JB 7200RPM
  • Monitor: Viewsonic 19" LCD VP930b (1280x1024 resolution)
  • Operating system: Windows XP SP2 with all latest updates installed
  • Drivers: Nvidia Forceware v163.71

We used a variety of benchmarking software to measure the performance of each processor:

  • Sisoft Sandra XII
  • Everest Lavasys Ultimate Edition 2007
  • SuperPI Mod v1.5XS
  • PC Mark05 v1.2.0
  • 3D Mark06 v1.2.0
  • ScienceMark 2
  • POV 3.70 beta15
  • CineBench R9.5
  • CineBench R10
  • SysMark 2007 Preview
  • WorldBench 6 Beta 2
  • x264 Benchmark
  • Lost Planet DX9 Demo

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

and of course Everest Ultimate Edition 2007:

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