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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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  • 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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  • John W.
  • 5/19/2014 8:22:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCPU

Pros: It's Intel.. it's usually always good.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Also comes with 2 stickers.. not shiny or awesome but at least they put it in there.

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  • Korhan E.
  • 5/9/2014 2:50:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Bang for your Buck

Pros: Easy installation (just read up on installation, this was my first time CPU), great in-game performance, runs all the games i've always wanted to play on great settings (BF4 90-100 FPS with GTX 750TI, CS:GO 100-110 FPS) Low wattage, Perfect for Micro ATX build or if you're upgrading an OEM

Cons: 2 cores...you could spend an extra 80-100 on an i5 quad core

Other Thoughts: Great. Suits my every needs. Couldn't have asked for a better CPU

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  • Jeffrey G.
  • 5/7/2014 2:24:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLot A Bang for the Buck

Pros: For a work station this CPU is the perfect choice. I upgraded the work stations at my business and used this CPU in all the new computers. Everyone is happy with their new work station and that's saying a lot to keep everyone happy here at work. I first used the i3 in a computer I built for my wife a home (i3 2100 series) and was so impressed it was and easy choice when selecting a CPU for our business needs.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Until software catches up with hardware if it ever does this little processor is a great choice for home or office with 95% of all computer users. From post to usable desktop is very fast, on board video works great for most daily computer work. Coupled with a ASRock MOBO 8 GB of 1600 DDR3 and a 500 GB WD Black for the local C: drive it one hunger horse.

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  • Wilma B.
  • 5/4/2014 10:27:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI was skeptical at first

Pros: I don't know if I would recommend this for a heavy gamer, but for a casual gamer and Facebook machine with some productivity and Photoshop Elements thrown it, it's pretty great. I was skeptical of it, I have an i5 in another machine and I didn't think it would keep up, but they did a lot of work with Ivy Bridge to fix a lot of the previous issues.

Cons: Haven't found any so far.

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