The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ "Windsor" Socket AM2 processor has become an attractive processor for those looking to get an X2 dual-core processor for roughly $185. Before last months drastic price cuts this processor ran over $330! Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the 4200+ AM2 processor, which is a CPU that doesn't get much time in the hot seat, yet is one of the most purchased processors in AMD's desktop arsenal. Read on as we take this 2.2GHz processor over 3GHz with just air cooling.
"The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 processor comes set to run at 1.35 Volts and to go higher than 2.76GHz we need to increase the voltage running to the processor. To do this we just need to go to the system voltage menu in the BIOS and increase the voltage from 'auto' to whatever Voltage you like. The BIOS cautions going over 1.65V and that's not a concern since we just to bump it up to 1.55V to reach 3.0GHz on our processor..."