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Intel Core i3-3240 Ivy Bridge Dual-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1155 55W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33240

  • 22nm Ivy Bridge 55W
  • 3MB L3 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 2500
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A new PC can provide you with unique and expanded capabilities. And when it is powered by a visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor, it can deliver amazing performance. Smart features give your PC the ability to adapt to your needs, as well as stunning visuals built-in for an enhanced experience that you can both see and feel. You can enjoy a wide selection of entertainment, create and share your great memories, and explore and connect to what interests you most. Rediscover what's possible with a new computer. The only thing more amazing than our technology is what you'll do with it.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Andrew B.
  • 11/11/2014 11:33:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore capable than expected

Pros: Low power
Fast for serial usage
Price
Stays cool with stock heat sink/fan combo

Cons: Limited multithread/core capabilities

Other Thoughts: I used this for a budget HTPC and light gaming machine and am very happy with it's performance. This processor will probably be a bottleneck for upgraders, but runs most current(ish) games fine. Handles Dark Souls2 (with enb), The Witcher2, Planetside2 on higher settings pretty well (using a 650ti for graphics). I'm not sure how it would handle something like Crysis3 or Metro: Last Light even with a video card upgrade though. I haven't had any issues with overheating even after longer sessions while using a budget case with no system fan.

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  • Jeffrey H.
  • 9/25/2014 1:42:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast CPU

Pros: Fast CPU. Easy to install

Cons: None found.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/15/2014 8:17:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgraded

Pros: Upgraded from a Core2Duo era rig with a E8600 chip. Real world performance is about 3x improved. Instant improvement in all games, quieter fan, happier dude.

Cons: None. Not at this price.

Other Thoughts: Bang for the buck.

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  • Manar A.
  • 8/24/2014 1:21:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap performance.

Pros: Low price, low wattage, emulated quad core (Hyper Threading), good clock speed.

Cons: Not a true quad core.

Other Thoughts: I got this to put into my budget gaming system and I must say that I had concerns but they were silenced. For what it is, a dual core with hyper threading, it performs admirably, running most games without issue, BF3/4, World of Warcraft etc. The low wattage lets you keep or not have to get a big and beefy power supply and this thing runs cool with the stock cooling solution it comes with. Just pair it with a decent graphics card, 4gb or more of ram and you are golden for non 1080p gaming.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2014 5:34:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHuh...

Pros: Great little cpu. Put em in my kids builds along with a 650GTX and 8Gigs of Gskill. Hoped, well rather thought it'd do well paired up with those for their gaming needs. It's so far exceeded my speculations.

Really an outstanding processor. It'll game. Handles Sims/Elder Scrolls titles/Battlefield games easily.

Cons: Nope.

Other Thoughts: Outstanding shock and awe for a budget processor. Recommended for your kids or the budget minded crowd.

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  • Tomas M.
  • 7/10/2014 1:35:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: none

Cons: Dead on arrival no video

Other Thoughts: Customer service was very fast and helpful to issue and RMA for a replacement.

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  • KYLE V.
  • 6/26/2014 8:31:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel's Underrated CPU

Pros: -Runs really cool on zalman 92mm heatsink
-stock heatsink is perfectly fine (you're not overclocking?)
-hyperthreading
-has exceeded my expectations

Cons: -It's not unlocked (no overclocking)
-Pricing should be more competitive with AMD
-on board graphics are good, but you may want to consider a cheap video card (not really a con)

Other Thoughts: The other reviews make this CPU sound like a celeron! seriously it can handle a lot more that what the other reviews are saying. I use my i3 for heavy internet surfing, light CAD programs, and Microsoft office applications, which I typically do all at the same time. There is no doubt in my mind that this CPU could do moderate video editing and gaming, (however I haven't tested video editing or gaming so don't quote me on that) I know I will eventually upgrade to the i7 because I need it for heavy engineering programs and CAD software, but in the meantime, this is a great budget cpu and will serve as my backup computer for the future.

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  • Joey B.
  • 6/7/2014 12:10:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great processor for a mid to low range build and runs flawlessly on my system.

Cons: Not the best or fastest processor in the world, but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Newegg always comes through with lightning fast shipping.

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  • James C.
  • 5/29/2014 8:12:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbudget rig

Pros: low cost stays cool

Cons: intel prices

Other Thoughts: works well gt640 and chip play most games at average res.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 5/21/2014 6:02:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy

Pros: Chews up data. One of the best bangs for the buck. I build office PCs with this chip..... it easily completes basic tasks.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I run a 100 node WAN for a great non-profit. I have dozens of these CPUs in service. A builder can build a great $400 machine around this i3.

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