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Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
7.1 out of 10

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500

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Overall 8
8.0

Lower-mid end socket 775

Michael L., Newegg
30 September 2012
  • Pros: Good for general desktop use
  • Cons: slower compared to newer sockets
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Overall 8
8.0

Great proc - but watch your beer money!!!!

Accounts P., Newegg
10 June 2008
  • Summary: I'm loving this proc. I'm going with a Zalman and better mobo to see what it can really do. But save yourself some dough for beer and go to F_r_ys. Right now I'm enjoying Crysis as high as it goes, 1600X1200 with out any lag. Same with TF2, BF2, CSS, HL2, COD4, etc.....
  • Pros: Runs great. It idles at room temp (70 degrees F) and loads to 110 degrees F with stock Intel cooler. I was having trouble with lag in games on my prescott 3.2, 800FSB, 1MB L2 during intense sequences. This fixed it and cut my loading times an average of 40%.
  • Cons: Come on Newegg, what's up with you. You used to be cool. Now you're charging 125 when I got it at F_r_ys (retail package) w/ mobo for 79. I'm taking a star away for that...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great deal

Peter K., Newegg
28 May 2008
  • Pros: My first build and it was very easy to do. The processor itself is a huge improvement over my laptop which has a Pentium 4 3Ghz processor. Has a temp sensor built in so easy to watch processors temp. For the price its a great deal for first time builders.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

cheaply made fan

Anonymous, Newegg
18 May 2008
  • Summary: My girlfriend asked me "Why is this computer so much faster than my laptop?" after I built this for her to replace her four year old HP lappy. needless to say, she's very happy. Were it not for the poor fan, I'd give this a perfect rating.
  • Pros: Powerful CPU for the price. Dual core is nice. Lightning fast ship time from the Egg yet again.
  • Cons: The fan that is included is very poorly made. One of the mounting pins broke on me during installation, so I bought better fan at retail.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for what it dose

Anonymous, Newegg
12 May 2008
  • Pros: Bought this for a friend and he really likes it he came from a P4 2.4ghz and he said the speed difference is really noticeable
  • Cons: I guess if you have th $$$ I would suggest a 3.0 ghz conroe over this
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Overall 8
8.0

New Power!!

John R., Newegg
22 April 2008
  • Summary: None
  • Pros: There not much to say about this one. It went in, it stayed in, all programs work fast!!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joshua L., Newegg
13 April 2008
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

salim r., Newegg
8 April 2008
  • Pros: for a low budget to start from this was a great unit, over clocked it from a 2.2 to 3.0 and was running great with stock heat sink & fan, But then i lowered in down to a 2.5 and was still fast enough.
  • Cons: should have been free
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy with this crossover Proc.

Joseph G., Newegg
2 April 2008
  • Summary: If you really care about getting over 3.0 then either get tools ready and fingers googling forums or spend a few bucks more for a proven Proc. Spent hundreds of hours researching how to get higher and stable but unwilling to 'wrench' to get higher OC.
  • Pros: Inexpensive to get a good quality C2D and get started toward higher end Procs, like the E8400 once budget allows. Decent OCer not great will get 2.9 easily without performing black magic. Did this with a budget board, Asrock 4Core Dual Sata2, and a mid-range board, Asus P5N-E Sli.
  • Cons: Not a great Ocer like first anticipated with the 11x multiplier.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overclocks well, even with the smaller heatsink...

Alan M., Newegg
24 March 2008
  • Summary: This cpu is a great buy, but I would pair it with at least a freezer 7 pro if you want to do any serious overclocking.
  • Pros: I was pleasantly surprised at the overclocking ability of this chip. 11x266 for 2.93 Ghz on stock volts (1.325v), 24hrs prime stable, core temps staying below 65c, all with the stock half-size heatsink.
  • Cons: The heatsink is ridiculously small. I'm confident that the only reason I was able to get a 726 Mhz overclock while maintaining decent (not great by any means, but safe) temps is the 120mm fan I have on the side panel of my case.
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