Summary: Its a great cpu for a web browser but the fan that comes with it is loud and the thermal paste that comes on the heatsink is garbage if you use stock heat sink buy a tube of thermal paste its cheap.
Pros: I am building a gaming pc. I plan to purchase the Intel i-7 3770k ivy bridge for my build. but at the time i didnt have the money so i wanted to buy a cheap CPU until i could get the i7. i also heard that the mohterboard i purchased had problems with ivy brigde until you updated the drivers.
Cons: none really i would buy the ivy bridge version if you dont need it for a specific purpose like me. ivy bridges are faster and better.
Summary: I've used this CPU for several budget-priced builds and for general computing needs it is more than most people need. For web surfing, e-mail, etc. it has more than enough power, even using the built-in graphics it is overkill unless you are playing the latest graphics-intensive games.
Summary: I bought this cheap G540 when building a new computer and using it as a test bed. Also the bios in my mobo was just for Sandy Bridge (prior to any flashing). As it turns out, I eventually selected a I7-2700K rather than the Ivy I7-3770K. Then returned the G540.
Summary: I bought this CPU for my son's computer, but when I went into his room when he was at school I found that there was nothing but pornography on his screen. When he came home I asked him about it, and he told me that this CPU was just downloading porn by itself. It's really a shame that such items are allowed on the market.
Summary: Celeron used to mean junk computers, but Intel has stepped up the quality on this brand. I have this processor in two HTPCs and it's strong, cool, and fast. I do a little video conversion (blu-ray to mp4) and it takes about 12 hours for a full movie... that is a LONG time, but I have CPU time to spare around the house. The CPU can keep up with very high quality blu ray rip play backs (25 GB files) with no problem and coupled with an SSD, is the perfect HTPC CPU.