- 32 nm Sandy Bridge
- 6MB L3 Cache
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
This CPU is amazing. OCed to 5ghz with a hyper 212+ and never gets above 73C at full load. This thing will blow your mind with its speed.
If you don't OC it the stock cooler works perfectly fine with it. Even a mild OC and it will do fine with the stock cooler.
The thermal paste that comes on the stock cooler is decent but I recommend you get a good paste like MX2 or artic silver. It will make your temps good and low. Also the pins on the stock cooler kind of suck bad as they can pop up and look secured and give you high temps on the CPU. BE CAREFUL when you install this of you use stock cooler and you will be fine.
Get the Intel cpu replacement insurance. Then go nuts with this thing without the worry of having to buy another CPU.
It will handle 1.52 volts if you keep temps low.
Been folding at 5 ghz 1.52v for 6 months now without skipping a beat.
Quit reading and just buy it already!
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