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Intel Core i5 Quad-core i5-3450 3.1GHz

Intel Core i5 Quad-core i5-3450 3.1GHz
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Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Intel Core i5 Quad-core i5-3450 3.1GHz from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Processors & Motherboards on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Great CPU!


The chip can run at a high temperature and still be in the safe zone, but wouldn't recommend using the stock fan. I would spend a little extra to keep your CPU cooler, on a aftermarket cooler.

Great CPU, does everything and more that I ask of it. Gaming video editing, photo shop, streaming, its all good. Has headroom to O.C. if you need more power

Stock fan sucks, used it for 2 days. Sounded like a jet engine, and temps where really high. Went for a all in one WC. Soo boss now

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After the first few hours


I'm very happy with this CPU, already I have played games on maxed out settings (GTX760 GFX CARD) along with this CPU. I also noticed a considerable amount of speed during boot up and use of applications such as Photoshop, Steam etc.

Is this even my computer still???... It's very FAST. Improved my gaming and application use TENFOLD

This post is only after a few hours use so does not have issues right now


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Favorite processor I've ever owned


This processor is a great processor for 90 percent of users. I bought a K model to overclock it when it gets a bit older to extend the usable life of the chip. Have ran some light 4.0ghz OC's on it but didnt notice enough of a differance(my system is...

Great, powerful processor with lots of overclocking headroom to extend useable life ; I feel it's a great cost/performance ratio(although probably not the best)

no hyperthreading(not that 90% of users will notice/need hyperthreading) ; poor thermal conductivity requires some risky surgery to replace the TIM compound underneath the heat spreader to achieve maximum temperature performance ; Onboard graphics-see...

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Very good CPU


This replaced an AMD FX-4100 processor and completely blows it away in gaming performance.

Very fast and overclocks well


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Intel i5 processor


Excellent CPU if you don't need HT.

Powerful, great for overclocking, reliable, I've had no trouble with this processor since I've owned it. (almost a year)

A wee bit pricey, however you do get what you pay for

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After 2 years, it still works great


Just overclocked to 4.4ghz and working flawlessly ; Running around 38 degrees celcius with air cooling heatsink ; Worth the money


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Excellent Gaming CPU!


Mine was running at 4.7GHZ stable using NZXT Kraken x60 @1.265v

Fast ; Enough for any gaming PC ; Mine was a good overclocker

Runs a little hotter than other Intel CPUs

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I have had this for about 8 months with it overclocked to 4.0 ghz with a hyper t4 cooler and haven't had any issues, it hits 60 celcius max when under load

Handles overclocks very well ; Isn't a power hog ; Pairs great with my gtx 760 ; Doesn't totally break the bank

I have nothing bad to say about this

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Amazing processor, perfect for gaming rig


Installed on an Asus ROG Gene and has been going 24/7 for 14 months at 4.6 Ghz overclock. Rock solid performance and stable on a H100i liquid cooler. Temps never exceed mid 40 C. Coming off many AND builds, this thing smokes AMD in every way


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Good solid option


Working solid for two years now ; Provides all the computing power I need (not overclocked and no problems with maxed games like Tomb Raider, AC: Black Flag, FarCry 3, Alan Wake; builds a Dwarf Fortress 2014 world pretty quickly as well). That is...

Some people complain of heat, I have a Zalman CNPS9700 (which I will nickname "the finger shredder") that keeps my temps just fine all the time