- 32nm Zambezi 125W
- 8MB L3 Cache
- 4 x 2MB L2 Cache
Good Processor - Horrible experience installing cooler 04/03/2013
Great price, at the time of purchase was the same price as just the CPU without the cooler. Seems to have pretty solid performance for the price.
The documentation for the installation of the cooler was horrible at best. I ended up thinking I had a power supply issue. After the initial build the computer was flashing on for a second then back off. I assumed it was the PS because I got a video card that required 450w and bought a 500w PS. After thinking that it was a power supply I took apart my main use computer that has a 750w to try it and same issue.
After disassembling my new build and inspecting the way the heat sink works, I figured out that it wasn't making a solid connection. I took everything apart down to the processor from the MB. After rebuilding and attaching the heat sink in a different way, I was able to boot. The instructions did not help in the installation of the heat sink. My 1 star rating is for the 2 wasted hours and in hopes that this is resolved.
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