Summary: I bought this cpu to replace one that quit working. These are good core 2 processors. The price is good, quite cheep for the amount of power they provide. If you are looking for a dual core Intel processor ,on the cheap, this is it.
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