Summary: ...as long as the job isn't hardcore gaming. These days, graphics are very demanding, and they're constantly evolving. As such, your hardware should be evolving too. It works, and the only issues I've had is that I was placing limitations on trying to buy around my current components. Intel is masterful, and I'll be sure to stay loyal to them and pick them for my next chip.
Working non-stop for a year as CPU for a home server
3 March 2013
Summary: The title says it all. This was a fairly inexpensive CPU needed for a home server. There are a lot of applications that don't require cutting edge processors, and this guy is getting the job done!
Summary: First ordered from one company that sold this item and it was a nightmare, so I took another chance and ordered from Wizodirect and it was perfect. They called to let me know how it was packaged, it came with a fan, not without one. It was packaged properly, not flopping around in a box. Would definitely recommend them.
Pros: Inexpensive dual core CPU with more than enough processor for daily internet and word processing use that is by fare more powerful than the Atom chips being pushed at the low end. A very capable drop upgrade in for single and slower Pentiums and Celerons
Cons: Your older motherboard might not support this chip. It is now 2 generation behind Intel's top of the line offerings with low cost chips due out soon. For a few more dollars, you could by a chip which is much better for gaming uses.
Bang for the buck it's hard to beat ! This is not your father's Celeron.
8 May 2011
Summary: If you're objective is to build an everyday computer for Internet access, e-mail and still have the ability to run solitaire etc. in the background this CPU would be a good choice. Don't confuse this with the old Celerons. This is a true dual core CPU that runs Windows 7 very well. Many people do not do their homework before purchasing a CPU. If you take a look at Passmark Benchmark you will see that this rates a 1721.