Win one of three AMD dual-core Athlons

Competition: Double your power with one of the three dual-core AMD Athlon processors we are giving away in today's competition
Written by ZDNet UK, Contributor
In today's competition we have three AMD dual-core processors to give away: one top-end AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and two AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ models.

Not so long ago, two processors required a dedicated motherboard, more cooling than you could shake an ice cream at, and a healthy bank account. Now, you can get a dual-core processor that works with existing motherboards, doesn't require excessive cooling, and is reasonably priced to boot.

Dual-core CPUs are not only designed to run multiple applications at the same time better than single-core processors, but also to host multithreaded applications such as Apple iTunes and Adobe Photoshop.

With its integrated memory controller, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 removes the frontside bus (FSB) bottleneck and can communicate with system memory at the processor's full clock speed. The processors will work with your existing Socket 939 motherboards, so all you have to do is plug the new chip in, and you instantly get the power of two processing cores.

This competition will close on 9 January, and we shall announce the winner on the site on 10 January, so once you've entered be sure to check back.

Enter the competition here.

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