Summary: Bought the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 - 3.06 GHz Dual-Core (BX80571E7600) Processor to try the 64 bit route with Win 7 Ultimate. Replaced dual core 32 bit processor. Works just fine, after Bios flash. Installed with no problem, does seem faster then 32 bit.
Can't get better than this for the money, Great product at a great price.
10 July 2011
Summary: First of all Intel makes one of the Best if not the best Processors in The Market, this one is no exception, ok. Now if your looking for the Latest & Greatest, this you is not for you, ok. This is a 775 Pin Breakout tech, but still a great CPU. Here are some general specs about it that say it all.
Summary: I upgraded to the E7600 processor because it was the fastest one that my very cheap Compaq (new at Circuit City for $267 about three years ago) would accomodate. It came wth an Intel E2160 which worked fine, but I had always planned on upgrading when the price was right. The improvement is quite noticable, especially when I paid only $88 for it. My stock Cooler Master CPU heat sink seems to work nicely for it as well (verfied with SpeedFan).
Intel duo Core CPU is great....Fan Install Feature Stinks!
23 March 2010
Summary: I upgraded my PC cpu to the Intel Core2 Duo Processor E7600 to be able to run Parallels and multiple OS's. The cpu installed easily and works great, however, I could not properly install the NIDEC cpu fan that came with it. I tried to carefully follow the graphical procedure (no written instructions are provided) shown in the Booklet.
Summary: It's been some time since I bought this processor, and I've been using it with Windows 7 and 8GB of Ram. This processor is extremely fast, and has never let me down. I have run many programs at once without having a problem. This processor has held up through the years and my computer still runs like new.