Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-540 CM80616003060AE (BX80616I3540)
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Great processor, LOUSY customer service
james p., Newegg
26 July 2012
Pros: great processor. really fast.
Cons: Processor failed after 8 months. Called Intel and got an RMA number. They said in their email a replacement would be sent upon receipt of the defective part. Mailed on Thursday via Priority Mail. One week later I had an online chat with their rep. They said the received it a full week after I mai...
Summary: Running DDR3 8gb Ram 850w power suppl GTX 550 Crossfire 1tb hard drive ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58
Pros: I liked how fast it was for about 2 to 3 weeks of usage.
Cons: Not impressed i3, the cores are running on overheating temperatures, and appears to be slowing down computer, and i did replace the fan 2 times, and put new heat sink paste on it, nothing seems to be fixing it.