Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

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Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

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  • 3.06GHz Clock Speed
  • Intel HD graphics included
  • 2 cores 4 threads with Intel Hyper-Threading
  • Socket LGA1156
  • 73watt TDP

I3-540 Processor 3.06GHZ 4MB L3CHIPSHARED CACHE,LGA1156The Intel Core i3-540 Processor brings solid performance, Intel HD Graphics, and innovative Intel technologies to your desktop computer. With two cores running at 3.06 GHz, the Core i3-540 won’t have any problems handling your everyday applications. And thanks to the processor’s built-in graphics, you won’t have to spend extra money on an external video card in order to get a stunning HD visual experience. Intel Core i3-540
features: Two 3.06 GHz cores for better multitasking and multithreaded performance. Integrated Intel HD Graphics. 4 MB of Intel Smart Cache. Made on a 32nm process for better energy efficiency.

The Intel Core i3-540 processor includes built-in HD graphics. Multiple Cores for Speedy, Multi-Threaded Perform
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Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

Intel Core I3 Processor I3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

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  1. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Overclocker and CPU, December 11, 2010
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    Steven Klimasewski (Near Pittsburgh PA) –
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    This review is from: Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540 (Electronics)

    Alright so this is a great processor! Installed easy and the heat sink comes with thermal paste applied for convenience. Easy to install and instructions are simple. This also overclocks well. I got it up to 3.8GHz with the stock cooler never reaching about 75C. I am sure you can push this much further with no problem but I did not want to push my luck. Overall I think this is an excellent choice for people that use a computer for light to moderate gaming or multitasking.

    —–Pros—–
    Easy to install
    Easy to understand instructions
    Can overclock to 3.8GHz with stock cooler
    Never goes above 75C even with overclock.
    Fast
    Duel threads per core
    Integrated video controller

    —–Cons—–
    Not the fastest for video editing or other programs that support many cores well

    Not much to complain about works like it should.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good performance at a reasonable price, November 23, 2010
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    This review is from: Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540 (Electronics)

    I purchased this CPU with a Gigabyte motherboard at a local retail store to replace a 4-year old 3.0GHz Pentium-4HT home server running Linux. No computation-heavy tasks have run so far.

    Very good news is the power consumption has reduced dramatically. The old server often reported automatic reduction of CPU clock due to excess CPU temperatures in summer. The system power consumption is now only 70W down from 120W including motherboard and a 4-disk RAID5 array on both systems.

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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Quality CPU, October 11, 2010
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    D. Rigsbee (Tx) –
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    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.

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