Summary: good cpu should have gotten the 3570k ,for xmp profile in bios for the ram ,not sure if you can run that with the xmp ram because its not a K cpu but the K version was more expensive ,the chip is fast ,excellent upgrade from the 10 year old one I had , does well with games and is priced for budget...
Summary: Had this installed by a REAL tech. Old school new school that cut his teeth on DOS. Had the first home computer then schooled for the new Gens. If you don`t know what DOS is or windows 95 was then you won`t get it. It`s the perfect processor. Doesn`t run hot.
Pros: Does everything I bought it to do and have had no issue thus far. I havn't put to heavy of a load on it yet though, so we will see how it turns out. I have never had a bad experience with Intel and I dont expect to now.
but this little processor is just amazing. Under load
27 July 2014
Summary: I know it's silly to review at this point since Haswell came out, but this little processor is just amazing. Under load, its heatsink keeps it at around 55-60C - no need for extra cooling! The included graphics are good, honestly, they'll do for troubleshooting if the graphics card ever fails.
Summary: I do not usually play around with over clocking, so I can not comment on that, but I'm sure it would handle a little boost with the stock cooler.
Pros: It's an Intel, ou are getting what you expect, great performance and reliability. The stock cooler was easy to install, comes with thermal paste applied and keeps this baby cool enough. The cooler is also quiet, and does have a slight buzz as some others have said, but it is so much quieter than ...