Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2100 CM8062301061600 (BX80623I32100)
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The Fane Was DOA
John L, Amazon
21 September 2013
Summary: I purchased this Processor for my vary first computer build. Having never built a pc before it was infuriating to find out I hadn't done anything to cause the fan not to run it was in fact DOA. Processor works fine though so not all is lost.
Summary: I was trying to decide between a AMD Fx 4100 processor or this the Intel i3 2100 processor. After doing some research , I have to say the i3 2100 is superior to AMD's fx 4100 quad core processor in most games right now. Most games only use dual core. I installed this and tested it. The fan that came with it was faulty. Luckily I had a spare CPU cooler. This thing is fast and for the price you get great performance.
Summary: Well, thought it was too good to be true. Advertised as a QUAD core but in actual fact is a 2 core. Given to understand someone else has reported the description to Trading Standards. Was looking for a Quad Core (as per the Google description)and wondered why the item seemed a bargain (NB. I know very little about P.Cs but took advice from someone who does) Will I be recompensed due to the mis selling of this item, I don't think so.
Summary: Sorry to disappoint Amazon readers and reviewers but this Intel i3-2100 processor is only dual (2) core and not as advertised quad (4) core processor. It does have quad (4) hyperthreads but only two physical cores. Hyperthreads are very different to multi-cores when describing central processing units (CPU's) and there are big differences in the cost between 2, 4, 6 and multi-core processors.