Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i5-2500 Processor (6M Cache, 3.30 GHz) Box (BX80623I52500)
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It's worth every penny
Antonio Kimble, Amazon
6 February 2014
Summary: I got this to replace the CPU in an HP p6-2011 desktop. I didn't buy a video card, maxed out the RAM, and what a difference this makes. My lady plays her online flash games on Facebook and boy do they hog a lot of resources. Well this thing right here makes all of that a non-issue. The graphics are beautiful, the desktop runs damn near as well as my other PC that has an i7-2600k.
Summary: I chose this for my first build back in late 2011. It's a strong processor, up to any task I can throw at it. I ran it for 6 months on the stock Intel HSF but then put a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus on it. ON a recent test with IntelBurnTest at Maximum stress gave a max temperature of 61C. Suits me. You might notice that the Sandy Bridge processors lie the I5 and I7 have pretty well maintained their price of the last two years - the paragraph above is a good reason why.
Using this for a 18+ months, still a strong competitor
4 August 2013
Summary: I put this CPU in a budget build with other mid-priced components, and it doesn't even feel like a budget build *at all.* It runs cool, it's fast and Intel processors have never given me an issue. I've only stopped using them to go from single core to dual, and then dual to quad. They've never actually died on me after years and years of being on 24/7/365.
Summary: I got this for a system I built in a shuttle brand SFF computer (also from amazon) it has a good speed and features for a 64 bit system, without being pricy! perfect for use in a good workhourse day to day system, plus it can handle the graphics and other programswe run.
Summary: It's cold most of the time even when I am gaming. All the settings are on auto in BIOS, no overclocking at all, because don't feel the need to. I am using it for Intel based hackintosh. It has integrated HD 3000 video chip inside, compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Leopard. It is sufficient for most of the common tasks. The 'K' index means that the multiplier is unlocked, and that provides a good ground for overclockers.
Summary: I bought this as an upgrade from a Pentium G620 and it is absolutely amazing; it effectively doubled to tripled my performance in games. In The Witcher 2 I was only getting 20-22 fps but as soon as I installed the i5 BOOM! 40-47 fps. If you haven't upgraded yet you should probably wait until Haswell later this year (2013).
Summary: Before I owned this processor, I had an dual-core E8400 for mostly gaming but it began to bottleneck my system. That processor was an amazing one for its time but I quickly realized how slow it was compared to an i5 2500. I installed this puppy with no hassles and was quickly up and running. While not an i7, it's still very quick and it's all you'll need now for gaming or other processor heavy programs.