- 45nm Deneb 125W
- 6MB L3 Cache
- 4 x 512KB L2 Cache
I left a previous review and couldn't figure out how to add to it. This processor did increase my gaming more than I could ever have imagined. I am playing guild wars 2 at the moment. My previous processor was a intel core 2 @2.4ghz. I experienced frame rates as low as 5 FPS in WvWvW on the lowest settings possible. With this processor I am able to run at max settings and stay in the 20-30 range. On medium settings an amazing 50-70 FPS. More than I ever expected.
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I see alot of reviews like my old one talking about the heatsink running at 100% speed and being very loud. I since then discovered it was a setting in my BIOS. It was in the hardware monitor tab and you can simply set your "preferred" Fan Speed or Cpu temp. Doing so I can get the fan to run at 40% which is completely silent. I changed the Max temp to 51 C and when it needs to the fan pumps up to the 100% to keep the cpu in the range specified. I still will be buying a aftermarket cooler. I just wanted to explain that this is not a problem with the heatsink/fan.
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