Summary: For a few dollars I turned my very weak Celeron PC into a very reasonable computer. Now I use it as a "Media PC" connected to my TV and it works like a champ watching hi def movies from the internet or video files anywhere on my network. The only effort required was getting the heat sink off and back on. Great deal. I'm going to see if I can do it with an old Celeron laptop.
A decent upgrade for your LGA775 motherboard, I don't like handing out 5s
1 June 2011
Summary: I bought this to replace an aging E4300 in a slimline system. Personally I think Core 2 chips are expensive but since their older yet perform on par with most Phenom IIs it isn't all bad. The system reacted quicker, but I think it was less because of the CPU than that it removed bottlenecks with the old FSB. The chip is also smaller than any other Core 2 according to Intel and uses the least power (throughout the E7xx line).