Summary: This is the absolute best Socket P (Intel) CPU for the money that you can buy. The 6MB of L2 cache makes this a screaming fast CPU. Performance is equal to i5 CPU and much better than an i3. The T9500 is .1 Ghz faster but at 2x the cost just not worth it unless you want bragging rights.
One fast chip for a reasonable price! Wonderful upgrade from 2.00 GHz!
21 October 2012
Summary: Upgraded to this T9300 Processor in my laptop from the T7500. If you're a gamer or do video editing, you will notice a performance increase with this chip. It was worth the $60 I paid for it and being slightly under the T9500 and saving over $40 in comparison, this chip is overall the way to go. If you only do web surfing and only listen to music and watch videos and are already using a T7XXX processor or better, it won't be much of an upgrade for you.
Summary: Excellent processor upgrade for my old LG/MSI laptop. Run more low on idle (3% T9300 vs 15% T8100) and can take really more juice then the T8100. The temperature is lowest to, the exhaust fan is keeping cooler than before. I would definitively recommend it.
Quality hardware, no problems after month of use, best deal available
29 January 2012
Summary: This was a great purchase. Exactly as specified. As far as socket P motherboards go, this is the next to best cpu you can buy (T9500 being the best). HOWEVER - ebay is flooded with fake Engineering Samples/ QS t9500 processors. Engineering samples are not what they used to be, just google it. Those sellers buy them for $5 a unit and resell for 30 times that. This t9300 cpu was a great deal and is a quality OEM piece of hardware.