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Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 53W BX80646G3258 Desktop Processor

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A PC with the improved Intel® Pentium® processor unites great performance with everyday tasks. You get reliable PC performance that lets you communicate with friends and family, enjoy entertainment online, and make the most of music and photos. An Intel Pentium processor delivers the Intel-level performance you expect and quality you can count on.


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  • William C.
  • 8/30/2015 9:46:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat and cheap CPU

Pros: Very overclockable, cheap, and low power consumption. IT DOES WORK WITH WINDOWS 10. You just have to install Windows 10 with it at stock clock, then after installing go to windows\system32 folder and rename the file mcupdate_genuineIntel to .old or .bak (you have to change file's permissions/ownership first). Then reboot and set your OC settings, everything should work fine.

Cons: DDR3 1333 is its max

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  • Nick B.
  • 8/28/2015 12:54:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest value for low end intel

Pros: Cheap

Unlocked

Can run like 95% of games with no issue

Low power consumption

Stock cooler isnt bad even when overclocking

Cons: Only 2 cores

No hyperthreading (then again its not an i3)

Windows 10 issue

Other Thoughts: This doesnt work properly with windows 10, and that is keeping me from upgrading to 10. Not sure if intel or microsoft is to blame but i will take an egg off for now (8/28/15)

still a great little cpu but this shouldnt be an issue

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  • Jose R.
  • 8/21/2015 12:52:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap Performance

Pros: Plays many, slightly older games without a hitch. Overclocks with ease. For the price point, you can't complain.

Cons: Could not hit the frequencies I was hoping for, but it may be the motherboard I'm using more than the chip itself. Running modern AAA titles is probably not an option, at least at the quality I would desire, but is that really a con? This chip wasn't meant for hardcore gaming rigs.

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  • David W.
  • 8/18/2015 1:09:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmaizing chip

Pros: Cheap, overclocks to the point of being boring :)

Cons: Only two cores...

Other Thoughts: A battered woman's shelter in my area that my Mom volunteers for was was burglarized and two computers were stolen. There deductible limited them to what they could afford, so I made a couple comps with parts I had. Bought two of these and two ASRock Z97M Anniversary MB's. I had cases, PSU's etc. Have them both running @ 4.4ghz on the stock cooler and ran Prime95 for 24 hours and never exceeded 60c.. Dropped the speed to 4.2mhz for longevity. I have to say...very zippy chip and did exactly what I wanted. Dropping the comps at the shelter tomorrow AM.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/14/2015 12:45:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWindows 10 works perfectly fine

Pros: In response to the reviews below...installing windows 10 is possible. First you need to disable all overclocking in the bios.
Without any oc the install shouldn't be a problem. After installing go to windows\system32 folder and locate file mcupdate_GenuineIntel. Rename the extension to .old or .bak (you have to change file's permissions to be able to do this)
Now reboot, enable oc and windows will boot just fine.
This worked for me even on a low budget motherboard msi h81m-e33.

Cons: In some games you will stil see stutter / freezes with only two cores

Other Thoughts: After updating to windows 10 demanding games like witcher 3 and project cars run better on my rig compared to windows 8.1 or 7

g3258@4.5ghz, HD7850@1.1ghz, 8 gig ram

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  • kevin b.
  • 8/13/2015 9:23:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThis cpu is a sweetheart

Pros: Overclock the dog dooky out of it! Serious it will live through 4.6ghz at 1.44 volts....on air(not on stock cooler). I ran mine at 4.5ghz@1.367volts for daily gameing and such. I have a second one stable on air at 4.8 @ 1.371 volts. 5k passmark score from a $70 cpu. Perfect budget gamer cpu.

Cons: HAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA...........NONE!

Other Thoughts: GTX660 is about as high of a card you would want to run with this chip anything higher will be choked by it. In gta5 it does have a chug . though gta 5 is the only game i have seen that in. Plays b4 at smooth frames in ultra.
asus hero 6
g3258
3gb gigabyte gtx660
8gigs 1600mhz g skill

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  • matthew S.
  • 8/12/2015 10:43:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGood until windows 10 showed up!

Pros: Overclocking beast for being dual core. Until I got Windows 10 showed up. Runs cool at 4.3 GHz with stock cooler.

Cons: There is microcode in windows 10 that nerfs this CPU. I just got it 1 month ago and built my first gaming PC. Now this CPU is practically useless. Major let down!!!! Do not buy if you want to overclock with win 10!!

Other Thoughts: Hopefully there will be an update for Bios from ASUS. Or something Please!!

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  • ADAM P.
  • 8/11/2015 9:36:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas Awesome, Now gimped

Pros: This chip WAS awesome. Easy to overclock from 3.2 ghz to 4.2 ghz with no problems AND with the stock cooler it came with.

Cons: With the release of some microcode from Intel to Microsoft, this chip is no longer overclockable if you upgrade to Windows 10, or if you install specific updates for Windows 7 or Windows 8, 8.1

If you try to upgrade, you'll get a SAFE_OS failure and a continual reboot loop.

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  • Jordan P.
  • 8/10/2015 7:31:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverclocks great!

Pros: This is my 2nd overlclock build with this CPU and it holds steady on Air at 4.5ghz for over a year!

Cons: Dual core...

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  • Ryan D.
  • 8/7/2015 12:00:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFair

Pros: This is likely the best budget cpu I have ever spent money on.

I don't know how I was able to do this, but I waited a whole 6 months after I bought this to upgrade to the i7, (couldn't help myself...).

This cpu got me there with room to spare. It is honestly the best midway point to anything else.

For such a low price, you will be glad you settle on this while waiting on more funds.

Cons: If it could do anything like hyper threading / quadcore, it wouldn't be such an amazing cost-to-performance-deal.

Other Thoughts: Listen, you could spend two hundred on an i5 quadcore, right now....

Or, you could buy THIS right now, and a month or two from now, buy the i7....

This gives you the chance to be more flexible with you financing, but also gives you an excuse to upgrade or build a computer for your spouse, family, or friends.

In the end, this will not be a case of buyers remorse.
IMHO.

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