Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2100 CM8062301061600 (BX80623I32100)
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Great budget processor
Joseph W., Newegg
3 March 2013
Pros: Runs all my games very fast, loads everything quick, and i have never had any overheating problems
Cons: The fan was the biggest pain to get in to my mobo. Those plastic pins would always bend and i would then have to take out the WHOLE fan to fix the one pin. You would be better off using an aftermarket cooler if you have low patience.
Summary: Not OCing or anything of the like. UEFI bios is, but I'm not. Windows 8 x64, eVGA GT640, ASUS Z68, 16GB GSkill DDR3 1333, two SATA 3.0GB/s HDDs.
Pros: It works. Nothing much more to say about it.
Cons: Running BOINC work units with CPU on full load, I have hit 147*F. Only have one exhaust fan on case. Will install more later and hopefully solve this issue. The heater is on in this room with case at about 2-3 feet off the ground. Probably part of the issue.
Pros: For a dual core CPU, the Core i3-2100 works exceptionally fast and efficient. For gamers, i wouldn't go any higher than an i5 processor because games these days are really focused on using the recourses of the grahpics card to run the game and while the cpu can make a good difference, it can only...
Summary: I bought this CPU as a stepping stone for upcoming Ivy Bridge 3570K/3770K. I have to say I am very impressed. Here is what I have to say about it, Pro * Exceptionally fast. When compare against AMD A8 series and FX-41xx series clock to clock this CPU smokes them in computation and multitasking area.
Summary: Pros: Fast 3.10Ghz processor, 4 virtual cores, Intel HD Graphics, 65Watt power Cons: Could be lower power, runs a little hot on the backside, Included CPU Heatsink/fan did not fit properly in the anchoring position. Did not anchor properly, poor design.