Summary: I bought an OEM version of this Cpu and put a Nirvana 120 cooler. Currently i have it working at 3.4Ghz with nearly 1.5V on a GA-EP35C-DS3R with 2gb of geil ultra (800mhz 4-4-4-12) and it runs soooo sweet.
Pros: it can be easily and safely overclocked to at least 3.0Ghz
Summary: I was building a HTPC, but didn't want to break the bank. I wanted the computer to do HD-DVD & Blu-Ray video decoding, but planed on using an nVidia 8600GT to offload those tasks. As a result, I didn't need super CPU performance.
Pros: Good value - price vs performance; overclockable
Summary: Great little CPU, and you can't get better performance for the price (well, the E2160 is prob close). Great OC'ing ability. And is compatible with most Core 2 Duo ready motherboards. Only complaint would be the 2MB cache, wish Intel made a 4MB cache version with 800MHz.
Summary: This is my 5th Intel Core 2 processor, and once again it does not disappoint. The 11x multiplier will allow you to overclock your processor with minimal stress on your FSB and ram. I safely took this processor to 3.2GHz without a problem.
Summary: This is a great processor. I upgraded from a P4, and wow what a difference. Its able to run a lot of games that my old processor just couldn't handle. Runs at a cool temp of 23C idle and about 47C under load. This chip has a huge potential to overclock also which is a big plus.
Pros: Can easily overclock, cheap.
Cons: Not a big L2 cache, only 2mb shared. Not the greatest stock fan
Summary: for a normal pc this is a must have is lighting fast, runs cool and you have 2 cores for spare power, if you are looking for a gaming machine in a tight budget you can overclock it pretty easily
Summary: This is a good processor with relatively cheap price compared to other Intel's other high-end processor. I was able to overclock up to 3GHz (1.35V) without any problem. The temperature is noramally under 40 degrees. The fan and heatsink included works well and quiet.
Pros: Good CPU. Stable with overclocking. Low temperature with the fan and heatsink included.
Summary: Using the above board & Kingston KVR 667 RAM (DRAM Chips are Kingston also)i managed hit upto 3.1GHz till my RAM gave way. I've upped the volts to 2.0 on RAM +0.1 on Northbridge & stayed @ 1.35 volts for the cpu. Stable but have to check with some other tools to verify stability.
Pros: Overclocks easily. Ran upto 3.10GHz. Can go higher. Low temps.
Cons: Stock HSF is quite lame. Doesn't cool well & it's all aluminum alloy, unlike it's C2D E6xxx counterpart.
Summary: This worked great in my ASUS P5K-VM motherboard. I am not planning on overclocking right away, but wanted that option in the future once I start running HD content in my HTPC. Using the stock fan, it ran a cool 33 degrees celcius at idle. Very impressive, compared to the old Intel Pentium D days!