Summary: I have found that this chip works very well with many different motherboards. It is fast, and a very good deal for the money. For most people this chip is pleanty fast enough to surf the web and even play some basic games. I would recommend it to anyone building an average machine. If someone was to want to play very intense games I would go with a slightly better CPU.
Summary: I've used various Intel CPUs in the past ranging from the first Northwood 2.0 to the Prescott 3.0E, all Socket 478. This was the middle of the road CPU and it performed as I expected it would. Performance is on par with its predecessors which makes this really a price to performance purchase, especially for those who like overclocking. If this is what you are looking for then this is the one.
Pros: Intel reliability Great for Workstations High overclockability Comes with Copper Core heatsink
Summary: I wanted to build a computer but i didn't want to spend that much on it. I was in between this CPU and the 2.4C GHz Northwood. The advantage of the Prescott is that it has 1MB cache compared to 512KB of the Northwood and the FSB is 533Mhz for the prescott and 800Mhz for the Northwood. This means that you can't have memory running at 400MHz (DDR3200) with the Prescott.
Summary: My previous CPU was 1.5Ghz but when I start to run recent games which require very high data resolusion it seem to run little stiff. it may seem not that serious for not serious gamer however for me it was very unrealistic for games for non-smoothly. I did not know what causes that unpleasant incident. So, I change the CPU because I recently change the graphic card. Now I have no stiffness any more. this is wonderful product.
Pros: this is super fast CPU which handles my high graphic games very well (I am currently playing World of Worcraft)