This CPU has almost made me forget the C2Q Q6600 ever existed. Almost.
23 March 2015
Summary: Before I built my rig with this CPU three years ago, I thought I would never grow more fond of a processor than the Core 2 Quad Q6600 I was upgrading from at the time. Although I will always be fond of that chip, the i7-3770S is miles better and does more than I was ever able to do with the Q6600.
Summary: WOW, I forgot all about this. I've been running it constantly (really) since I bought it with only a few day of shutdown when I went on vacation. never any heat issues (guess I got the fans placed correctly) and never a hardware hiccup.
Summary: Dell does not recommend that users change the processor on their computers. I get it. Most of Dell's customers should not be taking their Inspiron One 2330 apart. The problem with Dell's position is that there is no QVL (qualified vendor list) for CPUs.
Pros: I upgraded a Dell Inspiron One 2330 purchased in 2012 with this puppy. It slipped right in, and it has been churning ever since. Not even the slightest hiccup. We almost never turn this PC off.
Summary: Much of the issues with this chip and 1155 cpu motherboard issues are because this newer tech requires a little more knowledge to build, getting the right drivers, etc. A good tip to set up is to; 1) use regular VGA port instead of HDMI or digital (change to after you have up and running) 2) use usb...
Pros: low power usage, runs cool
Cons: price of course, and you do get what you pay for.
Summary: This is a very fast chip, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it for what I knew it was. It is a low power, 65 TDP processor that really can handle ANYTHING you could possibly throw at it right now. 3.1ghz with 3.9ghz boost with such a low energy footprint is pretty incredible.
Summary: its about 40% less powerful than CPUs that cost upwards of 3x as much, so not bleeding edge fast, but those processors also require 2x as much electricity, and probably demand superior cooling solutions as well.
Pros: in terms of "fuel economy" and heat, this processor is a fantastic value. stays relatively cool due to low W needs, and is good for an always-on computer; energy costs are low for the power youre getting. ive been very pleased with this cpu, and its above average performance.
Summary: 3.1GHz...and 3.9GHz under turbo. I have two other systems with 2700K processors (and sadly, system boards that won't allow OverClocking (didn't know that when I got the parts together) - and this processor can do everything those 2700K processors can do (which is short of everything...FAST..