Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-540 CM80616003060AE (BX80616I3540)
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It's a good, decent, budget processor
21 August 2012
Summary: I got this processor back in 2010. Even at this point in 2012, I was debating if I wanted to upgrade my processor as this processor has handled everything great. I'm a normal computer user ... like most folks, I browse the internet, watch videos, check email, etc. It handles everything just fine. I didn't even over clock this baby, but I heard it is easily over clockable with the correct motherboard.
Summary: I bought the entire I3 system: Intel processor, Intel MB, memory, HDs, windows 7... it all worked flawlessly unlike buying from newEgg. The newegg site will lead you to incompatible memory or processors and then they'll charge you a 20% restock fee. So far the only problem I've ever had with Amazon is the occasional late package or a wish I could send back some of the packaging since most things I receive are well protected.
Summary: For me, this was just a "for now" CPU. Going to one of the i7K CPUs in maybe 6-8 months. But this CPU is doing a great job. Replaced a PC that had a Q6600. I think this is a bit faster than that. Very happy w/ this CPU.
Summary: I wouldn't put this in my gaming machine, but I just built a very cheap media server/firewall/server with this that works great and is so much faster, quieter, and less energy hungry than the old P4. It was very easy to install (I still have nightmares about the Athlons), and the fan comes pre-greased with a couple strips of thermal compound. If all you're doing is web browsing, email, or using Office this is all you need.
Summary: This is a good CPU for the price it is. After buying one for my aunt (she wanted an iMac, but she thought to be so much expensive in Brazil - 4k reais -, so we decided to build a PC with the same settings), I saw clearly how it lacks of computer power sometimes. Watching a video on Youtube and editing a spreadsheet is already to demanding for it. If you don't have money to buy an i5 right now, save for one or two months more.... Worth the wait.
Summary: This is a good CPU. I paired it with a Gigabyte GA-H57 USB3 motherboard. Easy to install, package included cooling fan with thermal grease already installed. I didn't realize that the i3 doesn't have Intel's "Turbo Boost" but that is not an issue with the processor just my research. However, the processor is fast at a good price and the integrated graphics controller works well and is good for everyday systems.
Summary: Went from a Core 2 Duo E4400 to the i3 540. Got roughly double the performance in 3DMark06 and with otherwise the same specs on the computer. Stays cool and quiet with standard fan. May be added that it is excellent for HTPC iom to graphics and audio decoding (truehd / dtshd through hdmi is embedded in the CPU. Gick från en core 2 duo e4400 till i3 540. Fick ungefär dubbel prestanda i 3dmark06 och med i övrigt samma specifikation på datorn.
Summary: Der Prozessor ist trotz seines Alters problemlos in der Lage auch neuere Spiele mit normaler Grafikanforderung zu meistern (Bsp. Diablo III). Diese Anwendungen setzen jedoch einen guten Kühler voraus, denn der Prozessor kann dabei durchaus recht warm werden. Im Windows Leistungsindex erreicht er bei mir eine 6,0. Trotzdem für normale Anwender eine ordentliche Wahl.
Excerpt: Este microprocesador tiene un buen rendimiento en juegos y manejando video y audio, si lo complementamos con una buena placa a la que ponemos 4 Gigas de RAM le metemos un sistema operativo de 64 bits, una buena tarjeta grafica y le colocamos un disco duro rápido, veremos que tenemos una excelente maquina, que hará todo tipo de trabajos.
Pros: Su potencia
Cons: Resulta caro usarlo para aplicaciones sencillas
Excerpt: ...Una soluzione che finalmente mi trova d'accordo. Intel Core i3 offre prestazioni ottimali a fronte di un costo molto più contenuto del i5 che ho usato, e il confronto lascia basiti. Per apprezzare a pieno un processore bisogna ovviamente domandarci Come ...
Pros: affidabile, versione economica dell i5 con prestazioni simili