Core_i3-540_3.06GHz
Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz

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3.06 GHz
2 cores
4 threads
Clarkdale
73W
32nm
LGA 1156/Socket H
64 Bit
73°C
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16GB
Core i3-540 3.06GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i3-540 3.06GHz is a middle-class CPU based on the 32nm, Nehalem architecture.


It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.06GHz and 4MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and HyperThreading are activated.


The processor integrates very weak Graphics called Intel HD i3 540, with 12 Execution Units, clocked at 733MHz, which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 73W.


It offers average performance. This means it will become a bottleneck in some demanding applications.


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07-Jan-2010
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does anyone here with the same rig of mine had already tried pubg? I really want this game so bad. I would play this even if i only got 25 fps

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I managed an OC of 4.2GHz at 1.23V with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CO on a Gigabyte H55M-D2H mobo.
Is that a good OC?
I get max 70C at prime 95 with about 25-30 ambient, I can go further but i still want lower temps than stock cooler.

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disabled llc and now running prime at max 65C, tried going 4.4 but it BSOD on prime95 even at 1.275V, so i settled on 4.2, i could probably do 4.3 but 4.2 is stable after 11 hours of prime and doing 14 more just to make sure.

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I'm thinking about upgrading from this to i3 4130, what kind of performance increase will i get? and will it be noticeable?

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4130 is different socket, nonsense… Upgrade to i5-7xx

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i'm upgrading the motherboard to a b85/h87 motherboard, of course. and i5 7xx are not sold anymore.

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Used are. I got i3-540 now :D Increase will be about 2-3% hold money for i5… ;)

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Does this CPU has 4 Threads or just a normal Dual Core?

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dual core with hyperthreading

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can i handle a gtx 660"?

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I think that GTX 660 would need a Quad Core to run without bottlenecks. This processor is a dual-core.

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what gpu should i buy?

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amd radeon hd 7750 1gb ddr5 :)

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1600MHZ 4GB kingston RAM or 2000MHZ 4GB crossair RAM?
price differance is 30$ whould I see any differance?

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Go for the 1600, difference is usually minimal (i have seen benchmarks where difference between 1600 and 2133 is 1 fps -.-)

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Game dabte says that i can't even run assassins creed 3 check out my gameplay video assassin's creed on intel HD graphics (intel i3 540+2gb ram)..if u like the video pls subscribe and support me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP8yZWVIaHM&feature=plcp

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I am going to be polite but this is good cpu and that is a lie that it cant run assassins creed 3 it might says that you cant but it is referring to gpu. I am saying this because I am too owner of this cpu and I can run it on max.

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i read ur comment lol i know this is a good CPU but when i posted this comment i didn't had this GPU i had Intel HD graphics lol:)

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Hey guyz i need little help what is best for gaming this cpu. CORE 2 DUO E6850 or CORE I3 540.

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core i3 540 is way better than core 2 duo e6850…

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hello i think there was a minor mistake it has 3.07 and not 3.06 or is it because of oc:20% ?

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3.06 or 3.07…… it dosent matter…. only 0.01 ghz…

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actualy 0.4 cuz of the 4 sring cores

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actually 0.04

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your names and pcs are so similar :)

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not anymore…

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