Summary: It arrived a day earlier than expected. It IS new (new, old stock) or, considering the amazing price, maybe an unused pull? It included a genuine Intel Core 2 Extreme heatsink, which was not mentioned. Has been testing for the past couple days and it's working perfectly! I'll happy recommend buying from ETARATECH!
Summary: Upgraded an old Q6600 with HDD to this CPU and a new SSD. Windows score went from 5.9 (harddrive limit) to 7.4 (CPU limit). Most people don't realize they don't need a new computer, just need to update a few parts to remove the bottleneck. For those that marked down based on used status.... Really? SMH. Who cares if it's used. Brand new these were 1000.00 parts. Get over it. The part works and you mark it down for being used? Learn to read and observe.
Summary: I've got an older motherboard that's been abused while overclocking, but I was still able to get this to 4.2ghz instantly with very little tweaking. As soon as I get some time I'm sure I can go beyond that as well. With the overclock my benchmarks are on par with a new i7, so this easy and relatively inexpensive upgrade has further extended the life of my system.
Summary: Had an Intel motherboard with socket 775, to built a media computer, since I was planing to use a blue ray drive and tuner, thought I needed at least a 3 GHz multicore. Can say I was mistaken! Pros: Extremely fast. Hasn't complain yet to complex multitasking. Have another computer for Photoshop, with 965, 7i core processor. I can not tell which one is faster. Cons: None to the moment.
A decent processor for final upgrade on socket 775 if you get decent price
30 October 2012
Summary: Its a great processor. The 1* review on performance says a CPU with a 2100 benchmark on the most authoritative site is better than this one, whick benchmarks over 4000. I seriously question this. OTOH why someone would spend $180 on this when they could just buy a great board and new i5; that is another question. Certainly a decent processor, but at the prices some ask I'd just put my ram into a mobo that is current (and will have a better future)and get a new processor.
Intel Quad Core Extreme: Upgrade without replacing the mother board.
9 September 2012
Summary: Brought new life to an LGA775 motherboard. Everything runs faster. This purchase was part of a overall upgrade including going to Win7 64 bit, 8 gigs ram, and quadro D 2000 graphics. Apps like photoshop, flight sims, & CAD are much improved with this upgrade. Highly recommend if you don't want to replace everything and have motherboard with upgrade potential. The quad core extreme CPU was sold as used, but is still working.