Pros: Chugged along for 7+ years. I purchased this new on 1/21/08. I used it until I bought my i7 920, and gave this computer to my dad. It's been running since basically non-stop. I have had this thing over clocked by almost a GHz. I have just given my dad the i7 computer and finally dismantled this c...
Cons: None really. Wasn't the fastest core 2 at the time.
Summary: fan IS quiet, but seems to make a--ghostly?--whining sound. don't know if this is normal, or even actually the processor fan itself. i'll probably replace the stock someday, or see if manually turning up the fan speed stops it from slowing down/speeding up.
Pros: first build. easy install. fan is pretty quiet. running WoW, bioshock at max settings and no issues (besides a bum video card). rips cds very fast. WoW used to hitch up a lot when running a site with flash ads--not anymore. can alt tab while running more than one processor intensive apps and pret...
Summary: For the price you definately get a bang for your buck. Intel has definately won me over.
Pros: CPU is awesome. I've been a long time AMD fan, but couldnt resist crossing over for a taste. Im hooked. This CPU performs 10x better than expected. Able to play games like CoD4 and AoC at max settings with no hiccups at all.
Pros: It does what Intel claims it does. What more do you want?
Cons: Buggy microcode. Then again, all processor vendors seem to be shipping processors with code bugs, as they seem driven more by market demand than pure technical excellence. The errata listed in the processor documentation (see http://download.intel.com/design/processor/specupdt/313279.pdf) listed ...
Pros: Runs incredibly fast, even at stock. Smoked my old Pentium 4 in everything at stock. Overclocked to 3.4Ghz and it ran even faster. Also cool as could possibly be. Ran at 55C at the highest, even 1.3Ghz over stock.
Cons: Intel hasn't dropped its price that much in the past couple of months. Processors now are better value than this one is.