Summary: The Best but Not new! The first thing I did was to check the foam - not anti-static!! Then I examined the pins with a magnifing glass one pin was broken off completely and another had 2 right angle bends in it. This item was totally useless. I am an electrical engineer with decades of experiance designing with and handleing these components.
These older 64 bit CPU's have a new life in low powered servers, or Linux
16 July 2013
Summary: Used this for Windows Home Server 2011. Had an old MOBO with a 32 bit CPU (essentially worthless combo) but, with this 64 bit CPU you can use WHS 2011. Servers don't need much power (for WHS) so these older 64 bit combos may let you resurrect something from the closet and turn it into something useful. Fifty bucks for the WHS and about 70 for a BIG HDD.....Now all my computers are backed up and can be restored easily.
Summary: Lots of people complain about the prescott's heat output, but frankly it's no where near the worst processor I've had. I'm running with two standard fans - not special high output fans mind you - running the stock intel heatsink (not special heatsinks mind you), and the machine stays up with no problem. Can't say the same about amd MPs - special sinks, special fans (far more than 2), and still has problems if you don't do it right.
Excellent vendor when looking for hard to find parts for your PC
6 February 2011
Summary: I'm new to buying obsolete parts, so I was very selective on where I would buy the needed parts to fix an 8 year-old workstation. I had this particular Intel board previously on this engineering workstation, and replaced it with a Supermicro equivalent. It didn't last very long and wasn't any longer available from any source.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted to upgrade my old CPU. This cpu is an ok one for today's standard. You can run most applications, though it's not all good for gaming. The hyperthreading feature is really nice, added with its 1mb cache. Unfortunately, this P4 generates tons of heat, so be prepared to open your side panel once in a while otherwise your computer might freeze.
Summary: I have tested the CPU and is 100% functional, my old mobo works like new thanks to this cpu. The CPU whas ship and do a great job now I have and old computer running like new at a higer speed and I love Hyper-Treading from intel and this processor was the bigining of the Hyper-treading, thecnologies.