Reviews and Problems with Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core
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fast, good, and product runs like a beast. run bf3 max out!
6 days ago
Summary: fast duo core. can play almost all games max out. its running on my brothers pc and he hasn't cause lag or anything. can play bf3 max out with ddr3, and gtx460. very impress with this duo core. 3.0ghz x2 with 6mb l2 for $20!
Summary: Replaced an old single core Celeron D CPU in an eMachines ET1831-05 machine. The original CPU ran hot and slow. In replacing it, I noted the factory had used GOBS of thermal paste - big mistake! Cleaned it all off with the Arctic Clean fluids and put the right (A lot less than you'd think! The Arctic website shows the right amounts and patterns.) amount of Arctic Silver 5 paste down. Now this CPU runs lightning fast and very cool.
Summary: Friend was given an emachine with a Celeron 450, Windows 7 64 bit and 3GB of DDR2. Celeron was so slow even internet was painful. With the mainboard, and power supply limitations, decided to upgrade to a 65 watt Core 2 Duo. The best bang for the buck was the E8400 at $12.99. Great upgrade for the price. Processor runs very cool, is fairly quick and PC is likely usable for another four years.
Summary: So, what do you do when you have a bunch of aging motherboards with 2006-era CPU's in them? Upgrade, of course! If you chipset supports the Intel 'Wolfdale' 45-nanometer process CPU's, the best choice is the E8XXX series. For the perforamance and the $20-ish buy-it-now prices on eBay, it hardly makes sense to upgrade to a new motherboard/memory/CPU just to get a Celeron or "Pentium" in the Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge family.
Summary: I had no problems with this at all. I gave it 5 stars. They said as they stated. I will buy other items in the future. They even added extras. Thermal Compound and a wrist cable (free). I'm very happy.
Summary: Pros: Efficient and easy to install. Excellent graphic display with supported control panel supplied by Intel. Nothing different compared to second generation processors. A proper overclocking and you can get a similar experience in performance. Easy transition from Intel graphics to AMD video card.