Summary: I had this CPU running with 2GB of 1033MHz RAM for the first year I had it, then upgraded to 4GB of 1333MHz in 2011. As mentioned, gaming performance fell later in its life, but was excellent until 2010. I also rendered video with it without problems until 2012, but never exceeded 1080p.
Pros: - Two cores with 2.4 GHz; outdated today but fantastic in 2006 - Handled gaming very well until 2011 - Good balance of value and performance - Performance was definitely improved by higher-speed RAM
Cons: - Only two cores which was sub-standard by 2010 - Gaming capability fell substantially by 2011 - Did not pair well with AMD video cards - Speed plateaued at 4GB of RAM - Overclocking was virtually impossible when this card was current