Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-530 CM80616003180AG (BX80616I3530)
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Needed N ew Processor
30 June 2012
Summary: After installing a new motherboard from Asus, I discovered it wouldn't work with my old processor. So, off to find a new processor. There weren't many to choose from, but this one would work. Installation was easy and it fired up on the first try. It is fast and supports most if not all of the current software and peripherals.
Summary: I don't know about the other reviewers....but upgrading an older processor to this one is probably not a good idea due to compatibility issues. My old Asus P4P800-E Deluxe fried, so I needed a new solution. The is a fine replacement, and works very well with this 3.06Ghz E6600 Dual Core. I'm running a 1 TB SATA Drive (WD Cav Black), using the onboard graphics, and running Win Server 2003. Absolutely no problems building thus far. I installed 4GB of 1333 DDR3 RAM.
SquiggyRedLineR "the Greatest Discoveries started with "oops ... "", Amazon
29 October 2010
Summary: Just a newbie, having used Celeron D for years the i3 in a Win7 64bit 4GB memory is like " Ohhh Sh*# ! ". It's a nice upgrade, using Blender 2.5 (3D modeling app) had to wait for anything to move ( like typing a sentence before the first letter shows up ). The wait is OVER ! No problems with it I'm loving it , did some photo editing with " Paint.NET x64 " , went to 90% on all cores ( 2cores 2HThreads ). So,to me the i3 530 is nice, I'd like to try the i7 sometime though.
Power-Efficient & Capable, But A Quad-Core May Be a Better Value, Depending on Your Needs
4 October 2010
Summary: I helped a friend put together a build with the Core i3-530. It's a nice machine, and we're pleased with how it came out and performs. Like all of Intel's desktop CPU's, the Core i3-530 is a quality chip, and at a price of $114.99, certainly among the most inexpensive of Intel's desktop offerings, which tend to be priced at a range of $150 to $300 for low to mid-range chips, and $310 and higher for high-end chips.
Summary: One of the things I like about this particular processor is its speed, cause it is a quad-core so thats 4 x 2.93 Ghz, I also love that the chip is UNLOCKED for overclocking.There really anything to dislike about it unless you like playing games in all high settings you may see some performance loss or over-heating with a large load,I play on regular setting and never gives me issues. So that that is why I a gave this processor a good rating.
Summary: I bought this for a HTPC build and paired it with an Intel BOXDH57DD mobo. I'm super impressed with the 27watt idle power consumption for the entire PC (Antec 400W PS, Intel 40GB SSD)! I will say the stock CPU cooler is junk. I ran a stress test on it and temps were continuing to climb past 75C. I turned off the stress test after that point because I became uncomfortable.