Core 2 Duo is at the sweet spot-value vs performance
10 November 2012
Summary: The Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 GHz Dual-Core (BX80557E6550) Processor(all 6xxx series) are very good pocessors. Now inexpensive, as the Intel 775 boards as well, you can setup a inexpensive and powerful system.
I they send you junk, they will still take your money.
6 May 2012
Summary: 01. Installed this processor, computer would not function. 02. Installed my old processor, computer functioned properly. 03. Installed this processor again, computer would not function. 04. Re-installed old processor computer computer functioned properly again. Repeated steps 01 & 02 one last time with the same result. Asked for a RMA, returned processor and heard nothing for 2 weeks, finally got in touch with ewiz for a status update, "still prossing return".