Summary: I purchased this a couple months ago used and after trying it on two motherboards I started to worry it was dead, then after some research I found out that most often the problem will not be the processor but either the memory or the motherboard. So after reading on the Intel support that not all memory and processors work together(800mhz processor 1333mhz memory might not work) I purchased an 800mhz memory stick and another board(the third).
Summary: I remember I bought this chip 4 years ago when I built my first computer! Wow time flies. I'm way more advanced now than I ever have been. I still have this in the computer I'm using now. It's been an amazing processor!
Summary: This is a good little cpu for the price. i have it in my living room's htpc and it does the job. its basically the old core 2 duo 6300, both ran at 1.8 had the same cache and so forth. it you are looking to put a good but inexpensive computer together this is not a bad one to get.
Summary: The E4300 Dual Core from Intel has been around for over a year now. When it was first released, it was hailed by enthusiasts as the "perfect storm" of a CPU because by design or chance, the unit was eminently overclockable and vastly cheaper than its contemporaries. I confess that I am not an enthusiast but my husband is. He designed a new system around this chip, which is still selling for the same price it was more than a year ago.
Summary: I think Intel should warn Windows XP users that even with new drivers, the dual-core is lost. If they're lucky (without overclocking a lot) Windows XP will read the processor as a single 1.9Ghz.
Summary: Don't know how Intel found the magic recipe, but this processor is great. Its running in a Gig P965-ds3 board, which is a great overclocking board. I have it at a FSB of 333 MHz, bought come Corsair PC-5400 memory, and the stock cooler. This runs the system at 3 GB, just amazing. Its cool, great benchmarks, totally stable. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Summary: I have this running on my MSI mobo overclocked to 3.2Ghz using a Zalman 9500 and crucial ballistix without problems. It may not be the fastest or highest overclocker, but for video editing and other mutitasking this processor can't be beat for the speed/price.
Pros: Good overclocking, value
Cons: Need better than stock heatsink to overclock