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Is it a good deal?

By mxer108
Sep 3, 2007
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  1. I found a listing on ebay for a AMD Athlon(B) XP 2800+ 2.10 GHz for 9 dollars? It was the starting bid and it just came one.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Yep very good deal, if you are just going to use the computer for routine software, etc. It is not adequate for a first class gaming machine.
    It was not that long ago that it was the best CPU out there for the money.
    Be sure you have access to a working motherboard for it. Fans, thermal paste, and heat sinks need to be researched so you know your total cost.
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    Here's what a new one goes for. There's a heatsink listed too if you need.

    http://www.starmicro.net/detail.aspx?ID=489

    Make sure you know what your buying on ebay. I was looking for a specific AMD cpu and on 3 seperate items the product description was in-correct and I wouldn't have been able to use it.

    Best compound:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
  4. mxer108

    mxer108 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Note the heat sink carefully to be certain you have retainers to hold the heat sink firmly to the cpu and the motherboard. These clamps are critical, and often one set of clamps do not fit other heat sinks. Getting the correct fit for used stuff is often very difficult.
    Your existing clamps may work just fine if the heat sink is the same size and shape, but others may break, or damage the retainer on top of the heat sink.
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