Summary: I love the price vs quality of this processor. For the price, it has always been dependable and with the 4gb ram, and 1gb video memory I haven't found anything that has prevented it from offering satisfactory results. I would buy another in a second!
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.
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.
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).