Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2100 CM8062301061600 (BX80623I32100)
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Alain D., Newegg
12 December 2012
Summary: The replacement works fine and I've built over 12 of these systems already using the same motherboard/cpu/memory combination. I guess one bad processor out of a dozen isn't so bad. Too bad my customer had to wait so long to get a PC they ordered over two months ago.
Pros: This is a budget CPU that still packs some kick for more business applications.
Cons: After a 2 month struggle of replacing parts and trying to resolve issues, the culprit was the CPU. I kept getting MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTIONS when trying to install operating systems. First, replaced the motherboard, the memory and the power supply. One never suspects that the processor could be at ...