Summary: I bought this chip largely based on all the good reviews posted on amazon.com. It worked out well. My boys are playing the new star wars game (SWTOR). And this chip makes a big difference - no lag, faster loading times, etc. Highly recommended!
Summary: If you're getting a new processor then this is good. It's pretty fast if you OC it so it's good for gamers and even office computers it's still good.
Pros: It's cheap and very overclockable. On the stock fan I got these babies to 3.2ghz and I'm planning to go more. I have absolutely no problems for a year and a couple of months that I've owned this processor.
Summary: I have not overclocked this processor, but from what I have heard it can be clocked up to 3.6Ghz, which is a pretty substantial overclock.
Pros: I have three Intel E6400's up for sale Specs are identical to these from Newegg They have been used for about 4 months, under light use Here's the link: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=234882 PM Me on Notebook review, and we can make a deal.
Cons: I had to remove these from my 3 Optiplex 745's cause I needed to make some money.
Summary: The system has only had one problem in 20 months, that was when my ram shelled out sometime during the 8th month. They were patriots, I RMA's but got 1 bad one. But at the time ram got so cheap I decided not to have a hassle so bought another 2 gigs.
Pros: I have owned this for about ~19-20 months now. Since day one I overclocked it to 3.33GHZ on my Gigabyte DS3 P965 Rev. 1. Has been at 1.44V and 45 idle and 65 load for that length of time. Still runs great today, am able to play ever game still. Max clock is 3.7GHZ, limited by temperature it seems.
Summary: you might want to spend a few extra bucks for a quad core since the cache on this one is kinda small and its a little too much money
Pros: I have had this proc for over a year now and not only has it worked in all 4 of my motherboards ive gone through, but it has been able to get up to 3.7GHz on my current maximus formula motherboard with it running at 3.2 stable.
Summary: x975xbx2, e6400, 2 Gb Mushkin PC26400, HIS x1950xtx. It's stable and relatively cool during gaming. Set ram to 533 mhz (1:1 with fsb) 5,5,5,15 @ 2.12v, Fsb 1600 (400x4)@ 1.3v, = Processsor 3.2 Ghz @ 1.37v. Idles at 45-47 peaks around 55. COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-L9U1-GP 92mm Hyper TX2 CPU Cooler.
Pros: I've loved this processor ever since getting it. I've had it for around 11 mos now and just started toying with OCing. After getting some pointers online I was able to get it up to 3.2 Ghz! Nice.