Topic Title: Can you buy an E2 series APU processor?
Topic Summary: Can you buy an E2 series APU processor?
Created On: 03/28/2013 01:00 PM
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 03/28/2013 01:00 PM
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Dark Kaplah
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Greetings gents,

I've been mulling over an upgrade for my home server.  My old machine is an Athalon XP 2700+ that is about to die, and I would like to move it up to an E series machine.  I've seen APU motherboards on Newegg that tout that they can support A8/A6/A4/ and E2 processors, but no one seems to sell E2's in an OEM box.

 

Are the E2 series available as a non solder FM1 or FM2 package?  If not will it be?  If not I'll just swing for one of the older E350 units.  The home server does not need to be fast, it just needs to serve up files while consuming as little power as possible. an E2 seemed ideal at 18W consumption.  Even the A4 can't touch it.

 03/28/2013 03:41 PM
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I use to have a E350 based HTPC...   i put up with it only for so long till i got rid of it..   too sluggish for me.

I was using it with Win 7 64bit purely for Media Portal. 

Now running a A6-3500 and much happier..  I know they use much more power, but there is a good reason for that.

But if you are using just as file server, then it will be fine...

 

 

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 04/02/2013 08:14 AM
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Neo, thanks but that's not quite what I was asking.  I have a HTPC already.  It's a x6 with a cable card tuner.  What I need is a replacement for my existing home server which is currently running an old 32bit Athalon XP.  The E-350 is actually faster than that, but the E2 series has a few chips that are roughly speed equivalent to an A4 (for strictly CPU Mark, not going into the realm of GPU performance).  Considering all I want to do is serve files, an E or E2 series chip will fill my needs nicely (Actually the Athalon XP has done well.  It's just a power hog and finally starting to show signs of failure).  

The issue is I would like to choose my own motherboard with everything integrated.

So is the E2 available as a OEM part like a A series APU?  Or do I have to buy some box from HP?

 05/30/2013 10:03 PM
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I don't think the E2 APU's are available for sale anywhere, I think they're OEM-only for HP boxes and whatnot. I have an E2-3200 that I replaced with an A8-3850. It put up pretty good performance and didn't use much power, but I wanted more performance for emulation and such.

 06/04/2013 02:06 PM
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The numbers for the E2-3200 (2.4GHz) and the A4300 (2.5GHz + newer gpu) are almost the same, I'd just get a A4.

(Personally, I'd get a A8 and under clock it)

If you are talking about the E-240 to 450 or other "Ultra-Moble" chips, most of them are soldered to the MB, and so I think you'll have a VERY hard time finding any.  I do remember a few (E-350) ITX MBs that had them, but again, the CPU wasn't upgradeable or self installed.

 

http://www.os-store.com/amd-athlon-ii-e2-3200-desktop-cpu-socket-fm1-905-ed3200ojz22gx-ed3200ojgxbox.html

 

 

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