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Intel Core i3-3240
9.6 out of 10

Intel Core i3-3240

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Wonderful for first timers!

Daniel Joubert, Amazon
1 June 2015
  • Summary: This was a wonderful CPU for my first build. It works amazingly, and paired with my GTX 660Ti things are just wonderful. Unfortunately I have to say goodbye to this CPU, as I am upgrading to an i5 quad core to better support Grand Theft Auto Five.
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Core i3-3240 3.4GHz

Rick H., Newegg
14 May 2015
  • Summary: Did not have to re-activate my Windows 7 64 Home Premium! My Windows Experience score went from 6.9 to 7.2. Overall I am pleased with this purchase. I used an Intel i5 heat-sink I had lying around since it had a copper core. And I also used Arctic Silver 5. Idles around 35C according to the BIOS.
  • Pros: Replaced an older i3-2120T 2.6 GHz (35 watt) with this processor. Much quicker boot times and programs load faster. The extra 800 MHz makes a huge difference!
  • Cons: Not really a con... with extra speed comes a little more heat from the heat-sink and processor. 55 watt vs 35 watt.
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Bang for the buck CPU - love it!

John_shops_at_Amazon, Amazon
9 May 2015
  • Summary: What can I say? 3rd generation Intel Ivy Bridge technology and Intel HD 2500 graphics. Not a gaming machine, but with a decent add-on graphics board you could, I suppose. This is dual core at 3.4ghz, with hyperthreading for 4 virtual cores. Sure you can pay more, but do you really need to?
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Solid CPU

Christopher R., Newegg
8 April 2015
  • Pros: Used in a budget gaming build, I usually don't go with the i3's but this one surprised me. Right out of the box performed very well. No complaints from me.
  • Cons: None so far!
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Good budget cpu

Jason C., Newegg
3 February 2015
  • Pros: Although it is only a dual-core processor, it is very quick and the integrated graphics are decent when using it with streaming hd videos online.
  • Cons: None so far.
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More capable than expected

Andrew B., Newegg
11 November 2014
  • Summary: I used this for a budget HTPC and light gaming machine and am very happy with it's performance. This processor will probably be a bottleneck for upgraders, but runs most current(ish) games fine.
  • Pros: Low power Fast for serial usage Price Stays cool with stock heat sink/fan combo
  • Cons: Limited multithread/core capabilities
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Fast CPU

Jeff H., Newegg
25 September 2014
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Upgraded

Anonymous, Newegg
15 September 2014
  • Summary: Bang for the buck.
  • Pros: Upgraded from a Core2Duo era rig with a E8600 chip. Real world performance is about 3x improved. Instant improvement in all games, quieter fan, happier dude.
  • Cons: None. Not at this price.
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Cheap performance.

Manar A., Newegg
24 August 2014
  • Summary: I got this to put into my budget gaming system and I must say that I had concerns but they were silenced. For what it is, a dual core with hyper threading, it performs admirably, running most games without issue, BF3/4, World of Warcraft etc.
  • Pros: Low price, low wattage, emulated quad core (Hyper Threading), good clock speed.
  • Cons: Not a true quad core.
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Huh...

Anonymous, Newegg
13 August 2014
  • Summary: Outstanding shock and awe for a budget processor. Recommended for your kids or the budget minded crowd.
  • Pros: Great little cpu. Put em in my kids builds along with a 650GTX and 8Gigs of Gskill. Hoped, well rather thought it'd do well paired up with those for their gaming needs. It's so far exceeded my speculations. Really an outstanding processor. It'll game. Handles Sims/Elder Scrolls titles/Battlefield...
  • Cons: Nope.
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