Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2100T CM8062301045908 (BX80623I32100T)
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Very pleased with this purchace.
Gabriel Z., Amazon
7 September 2012
Summary: I built a nice budget build for going away to school and this processor has exceeded all of my expectations. I purchased this processor back in June for $80 and I could not be happier with the performance I am getting. It is just about as fast as my old E8500 and only consumes ~24W at full load since I am not using the built in graphics. It has been running at full load for a week and has never exceeded more then 45C with the Freezer 11 LP aftermarket cooler.
Summary: At first i was hesitant in using this processor for a full HD HTPC that i built inside an old school NES however after extensive research i decided it was the way to go. The Heatsink and fan is small and extremely quiet (the computer as a whole is quieter than my xbox 360). Another Added benefit is its 35W TDP this was critical in my build because i used a Pico Power supply.
Summary: I have so far bought 2 of these CPUs - Both are built on top of the Biostar TH61 itx mobo. The home office unit is housed in the APEX MI-008 case with a 250watt PSU, the Digital Audio Workstation is in a Silverstone SG05bb case with a 450watt PSU. (note: everyone was bought here on Amazon) The Apex case itself doesn't come with any cooling other than the PSU exhaust fan and has side exhaust vents. The 2100t is primarily being cooled by the stock fan only.
Summary: This CPU is more than enough for my needs (1080p movies, Browsing, Netflix, Pic editing) 35w TDP is great! 32C avg with stock cooler. I have not stress tested this under 100% load though. Integrated graphics look great and run HD content with no problems. The heatsink fan is the only fan in my HTPC case and it is almost SILENT and it's low profile (perfect for slim cases like the one I have) I can hear the noise of the HDD spinning over the fan noise when I put my ear up...
Summary: It has been running happily for the last 6 months in my home server with Intel H61 Micro ATX mobo (BOXDH61BEB3) with 4GB of RAM and the total of 36 TB of storage space. Very low power consumption and quiet using stock cooler from Intel. The mobo, memories, uP and primary drive take only 45W (other drives in spin-down mode), so it is a really good deal if you want to have a 24/7 system running in the background.
Summary: I purchased this processor for my first HTPC and it's ideal for the purpose. I only have good things to say about the processor: 1) It'll handle any day-to-day activity you throw at it. Navigating in Windows 7 or Ubuntu is just as snappy as its quad-core i5 siblings. It processes 1080p without any problems. 2) Nominal power consumption is less than 20 watts. Under load, I rarely see it break 30 watts.
Summary: Using this in a Windows home server, works really well. Very nice to have the performance it has at the TDP it has. Low power for a PC that is on so much was a priority and this chip delivers. Like it much more than the Atom solutions in this regard.
Summary: I used this for an HTPC in an Apex MI-008. I needed something with a low profile cooler, as the case is structured such that a standard cooler would be pushed up against the PSU. I set up the computer with Windows 7 and applications running off an SSD, and data storage on an HDD. It is extremely fast. Windows tartup takes under 20 seconds. Programs load instantly. The primary use is playing 1080p video, and it's flawless.