Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz Desktop Processor - Socket H LGA-1156 - BX80616I3540

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by thunderfox001 on 11/6/2010

This processor is perfect for many applications, it is a fast dual core for everyday use. I would recommend this to everyone who needs an upgrade.

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Upgrade your system with the Core i3-540 and own the processor that speeds up when you do. These new CPUs feature the “Intel graphics technology" with "Intel Clear Video Technology", which combines video processing hardware and software technologies for a wide range of digital displays. It delivers enhanced video playback, sharper images, and precise color control for a premium visual experience. Core i3 processors also allow you to multitask faster and unleash powerful media creation tools.

Best of all, the 4MB of Intel Smart Cache gives you blazing speeds you never realized were possible. The Integrated Memory Controller optimizes data bandwidth with two channels.

Smart Cache provides a higher-performance, more efficient cache subsystem while the Core microarchitecture accelerates overall system performance across your applications through energy efficiency. Add the Intel Core i3-540 to your system and you’ll never look back. Experience the convenience, versatility and raw power of Intel Core i3 processors today!

Intel Core i3 Dual-core Processor
With dual processing cores, the multitasking monster Dual-Core Intel Core i3 processor delivers twice the performance on highly-threaded applications, taking your desktop PC experience into a completely new realm of mega power. The powerful processor delivers serious performance on the ultra-demanding games of today and tomorrow. The innovative 32nm dual-core technology optimizes thermal performance for reduced power consumption and noise.

Intel Graphics Technology
Intel Graphics Technology provides a visually stunning experience optimized for Blu-ray and HD video with Windows Vista support and comes standard with many notebooks, desktop computers and motherboards—without the need to add an external and costly graphics card.

Intel Advanced Smart Cache
Intel Advanced Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared L3 cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from fast L3 cache, resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.

Greater Performance with Hyper-Threading Technology
Hyper-threading enables multi-threaded software applications to execute two software threads in parallel to improve system responsiveness. Intel Core i3 enabled with HT Technology delivers performance and multitasking gains that result in increased productivity and efficiency.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
EIST allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency to decrease average power consumption and average heat production. Combined with existing power saving features, EIST may provide an excellent balance between providing power when you need it and conserving power when you don’t.

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel's Execute Disable Bit function can prevent certain classes of malicious "buffer overflow" attacks when combined with a supporting operating system. Execute Disable Bit allows the processor to classify areas in memory where application code can execute and where it cannot. When a malicious worm attempts to insert code in the buffer, the processor disables code execution, preventing damage or worm propagation.


Manufacturer Intel
Mfg Part# BX80616I3540
SKU 213443210
UPC 735858212342
UPC 14 00735858212342
Tech Specs
Thermal Specification 162.7°F (72.6°C)
Product Type Processor
Manufacturer Part Number BX80616I3540
Manufacturer Website Address
Packaged Quantity 1
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Product Model i3-540
Product Name Core i3 Dual-core i3-540 3.06GHz Desktop Processor
Package Type Retail
Product Line Core i3
Brand Name Intel
Platform Support PC
Green Compliance Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Thermal Design Power 73 W
Process Technology 32 nm
Clock Speed 3.06 GHz
Processor Socket Socket H LGA-1156
L1 Cache 128 KB
L2 Cache 512 KB
L3 Cache 4 MB
Processor Technology Virtualization Technology / Hyper-Threading Technology / Extended Memory 64 Technology / Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Processor Core Dual-core
64-bit Processing Yes
Processor Manufacturer Intel
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