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Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

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  • Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540
  • Frequency 3.06 GHz
  • Graphics Base Frequency 733MHz Supports DDR3 memory speeds upto 1333 MHz
  • L3 Cache 4 MB Process 32 nm Socket LGA 1156
  • Thermal Design Power 73W
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.1 x 14.5 cm ; 227 g
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Item model number: BX80616I3540
  • ASIN: B0031M9QZ4
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 14 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,562 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Core i3 - 540 - 3.06 GHz - Socket 1156 - L3 cache - 4 MB


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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa1547f48) out of 5 stars 25 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa154d714) out of 5 stars Good Overclocker and CPU Dec 11 2010
By Steven Klimasewski - Published on Amazon.com
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Alright so this is a great processor! Installed easy and the heat sink comes with thermal paste applied for convenience. Easy to install and instructions are simple. This also overclocks well. I got it up to 3.8GHz with the stock cooler never reaching about 75C. I am sure you can push this much further with no problem but I did not want to push my luck. Overall I think this is an excellent choice for people that use a computer for light to moderate gaming or multitasking.

-----Pros-----
Easy to install
Easy to understand instructions
Can overclock to 3.8GHz with stock cooler
Never goes above 75C even with overclock.
Fast
Duel threads per core
Integrated video controller

-----Cons-----
Not the fastest for video editing or other programs that support many cores well

Not much to complain about works like it should.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa154d93c) out of 5 stars Good performance at a reasonable price Nov. 23 2010
By ARK - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased this CPU with a Gigabyte motherboard at a local retail store to replace a 4-year old 3.0GHz Pentium-4HT home server running Linux. No computation-heavy tasks have run so far.

Very good news is the power consumption has reduced dramatically. The old server often reported automatic reduction of CPU clock due to excess CPU temperatures in summer. The system power consumption is now only 70W down from 120W including motherboard and a 4-disk RAID5 array on both systems.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa154da20) out of 5 stars Great for pc builders on a budget. Dec 15 2011
By s0nicfreak - Published on Amazon.com
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Sure this is slightly slower than the i3-550 and i3-560, and slower than the i5 and i7, but that doesn't matter. And at a 3rd of the price of the i7, you can use this just fine until you save up for the i7. It's good enough to run modern games (I can play Skyrim and many other games), videos, photoshop, etc. etc. with no problems. The Intel Integrated Graphics crashed constantly on Windows 7 64 bit no matter what driver I used, but once I threw in a graphics card, this processor was wonderful. I highly recommend this for pc builders - even gamers - that are on a budget.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa154ded0) out of 5 stars Good Quality CPU Oct. 11 2010
By D. Rigsbee - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good CPU. I paired it with a Gigabyte GA-H57 USB3 motherboard. Easy to install, package included cooling fan with thermal grease already installed. I didn't realize that the i3 doesn't have Intel's "Turbo Boost" but that is not an issue with the processor just my research. However, the processor is fast at a good price and the integrated graphics controller works well and is good for everyday systems.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0ef7120) out of 5 stars Cheap, quiet, fast enough Dec 23 2010
By oldtaku - Published on Amazon.com
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I wouldn't put this in my gaming machine, but I just built a very cheap media server/firewall/server with this that works great and is so much faster, quieter, and less energy hungry than the old P4.

It was very easy to install (I still have nightmares about the Athlons), and the fan comes pre-greased with a couple strips of thermal compound.

If all you're doing is web browsing, email, or using Office this is all you need. For FPS gaming, video editing, data crunching you might want something more.


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