Summary: I purchased this CPU because I had a good motherboard lying around with a LGA775 socket. This Dual Core Intel CPU features a 3 MB Cache memory and clocks at 2.93 GHz. I installed it into a media center build and this is a fast CPU. It runs cool (for an Intel chip) and it is easy to overclock. This CPU makes a good server or media center and is available at a good price. I used Windows 7 operating system and a Gigabyte mother board. This CPU is a solid performer!
Great upgrade but make sure of stepping / compatibility!
6 June 2014
Summary: The only reason I am giving this product only 3 stars is because it didn't work in my motherboard. Something to do with the stepping. It might work in another board; but I don't have one to test it with. So I don't even really know if the chip works. If it were to be confirmed to work, it would get at least 4 stars from me - it's no quad core, or 8xxx series chip, but the E7500 is no slouch based on the working E7400 I have.
Summary: I bought this to upgrade my aging desktop with a Celeron 430 processor, and WOW. The difference is phenomenal. If you want to get more life out of your computer with a Socket 775 motherboard, grab this.
Summary: Purchased this processor to upgrade a QNAP 509. Installed easily and doubled the performance of NAS. I also installed a SilverStone low profile fan and the system has been running as expected.
Summary: Purchased this as an upgrade for an old ECS 945-GCT-M v3.0 mainboard. Old processor was a Pentium IV-HT. Had to flash the bios, but this new dual core runs at the same clock, but performs twice as fast due to dual core and larger cache. Highly recommended affordable upgrade.