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Geeks Home   >   CPUs / Processors   >   Socket 1156 - Core i7/i5/i3

Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz 2.5GT/s 2x256KB L2/4MB L3 Socket 1156 Dual-Core CPU - Retail

Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz 2.5GT/s 2x256KB L2/4MB L3 Socket 1156 Dual-Core CPU - Retail BX80616I3540

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Core i3-540
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Powerful, eco-smart computing!

The Intel Core i3-540 gives you the power to multitask like never before! This Socket 1156 CPU features two physical cores clocked at 3.06 GHz with 4 MB L3 cache and supports Intel Hyper-Threading technology, adding two additional processing threads for four-way multitasking!

That's not all, this Core i3 features an integrated memory controller that supports dual channel DDR3 memory that supports up to 16 GB DDR3 RAM at 1066 or 1333 MHz speeds. That's still not all, this CPU also includes integrated Intel HD graphics; a graphics processing unit packaged right along with the CPU!

Just drop this CPU into a supported Socket 1156 motherboard, install the included heat sink fan and add the DDR3 RAM, and you're well on your way to fast, and powerful multimedia computing!

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  • Intel Core i3-540 3.06 GHz Socket 1156 Dual-Core CPU

  • General Features:
  • Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540
  • 3.06 GHz CPU Speed
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 4  
  • 2.5GT/s DMI speed
  • 4 MB L3 cache
  • 2 x 256 KB L2 cache
  • Socket 1156
  • 23 bus/core ratio
  • "Clarkdale" 32 nm lithography
  • 73W max. TDP
  • 64-bit instruction set
  • SSE4.2 instruction set extensions
  • 0.6500V - 1.400V VID voltage range
  • Integrated memory controller
  • Supports up to 16 GB DDR3-1066/1333
  • Number of memory channels: 2
  • Max. memory bandwidth: 21 GB/s
  • Physical Address Extensions: 36-bit
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Graphics Base Frequency: 733 MHz
  • Intel Flexible Display Interface (Intel FDI)
  • Intel Clear Video HD Technology
  • Dual display capable
  • PCI Express 2.0 
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
  • Intel 64 architecture
  • Idle States
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
  • Execute Disable Bit
  • Lead-free components (RoHS compliant)

  • Heat Sink Fan Specifications:
  • 4-pin power connector
  • DC12V 0.20A

  • Regulatory Approvals:
  • CE
Package Includes:
  • Intel Core i3-540 3.06 GHz Socket 1156 Dual-Core CPU
  • Intel Thermal Solution heatsink fan unit
Additional Information:

  • Notes:
  • Model: Core i3-540
  • P/N: BX80616I3540
  • UPC: 7 35858 21234 2
  • EAN: 5 032037 009973

  • Product Requirements:
  • Motherboard that supports a Core i3-540 3.06 GHz Socket 1156 CPU
  • Compatible DDR3 memory
  • Available 4-pin CPU fan connector
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