Summary: Very good CPU for the money and with 6mb cache!!! Needed a socket 775 CPU for a project and since I already had an e6700 I thought I would try a e8500 core 2 duo. I wasn't disappointed as this ran perfectly out of the package!!!
Get this bargin buy cpu its prob one of the best buy cpu,s out there.
6 December 2013
Summary: I have had a few of these cpu,s I would always go for this model ie E8500 as it is the 3.16 Ghz model, only one above E8600 yes its a good chip, but there is no point going all out just to say i have one, if you don,t do a lot gaming so i went for the E8500, its a grea cpu and great L2 cache a big wopping 6 MB in computer terms thats a lot for a general user, i used IC 7 compound grease which is daimond based and is a great conductor of heat than copper, you can get it...