Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i5-2500K Processor (6M Cache, 3.30 GHz) Box (BX80623I52500K)
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Best for its price
Danya Alrawi, Amazon
15 October 2013
Summary: I bought this from the 'used like new' category and it was the best decision I've made. I was on a really limited budget and this processor was cheaper than the new one in at least $30 and it came perfectly packaged with a non-used stock fan.
Summary: When building PCs, many people go for an all-or-nothing approach. With the 2500k, another option is added. At 3.3Ghz, you will get a higher than average speed for a slightly above average price.
Great if you want quad-core but don't care about overclocking
M. Lam, Amazon
20 December 2012
Summary: Basically the go-to quad-core processor if you don't care about overclocking. Equivalent Ivy Bridge now is i5-3540 or 3570. Fast and zippy. Stock cooler kind of sucks though, so do yourself a favor and get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Summary: I use for vmware mainly and it works perfectly. my gaming is a bit suckish with the intel hd 2000 graphics though. i have yet to use all 4 cores running google chrome, Microsoft security essentials av scan set to 50 percent max, jdownloader, and portal. pretty good
Summary: Can't deny that this CPU is much faster at stock than my overclocked AMD Phenom II 940 OC'd to 3.4GHz. The only preventing me from giving it is the included HSF/cooler. Intel can afford to include a truly decent one with an unlocked CPU that is kicking the competitions top of the line desktop...
Summary: Used this with an ASUS P8H67-M Pro motherboard to rebuild an HP Pavilion a1130e desktop. Everything works great. The product arrived in a timely manner and undamaged. Installation was a breeze and it has worked like a charm. It has performed great.
Came from i7 930, didnt notice huge difference, but temps.
P. Carmona, Amazon
4 August 2011
Summary: I had an intel i7 930 @ 4.0 Ghz, i have this baby running 24/7 stable at @ 4.5 Ghz 1.312 volts acording to cpu-z. However windows 7 rates this processor at 7.7, which was the same for my I7 930. (both results overclocked).
Summary: I have been working with computers for quite a while and played around with everything from monster Core i7's, dual quad Xeon's, down to Celeron and Pentium III's, and I can say that I've never met a CPU that did as many thing well as this one.
Summary: powerful enough for most of what I use my PC for, not run into any problems with capability, although I'd suggest investing in a non-stock cooling option, if you weren't thinking of doing for over clocking purposes, as my conked out after a year, with no real additional strain (hadn't overclocked it...