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.
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.
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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 !
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,...
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.