Summary: Excellent processor!! My only concern is that I have not been able to overclock it beyond 3.2 GHz, but still it has solid performance, very low core temp even if overclocked, and works like a charm!
Summary: If you are looking for an inexpensive upgrade to get in on what all the geeks are sharing, then this is the perfect solution. It's not the most energy efficient but you wont notice the difference. Don't forget to adequately ventilate the entire motherboard. not related to the processor review, but a reminder.
Summary: This was the perfect upgrade for my Pentium. I can run Crysis really smooth on High level. Granted it's not an i5 or i7 processor, but the ease of use, and upgrade in speed for my computer is great. I can run Power Point, Word, and web browser (multiples) without very much lag. I'm a casual gamer, but this processor lets me play with ease, and graphics aren't slow.
Works great, but Quad Core CPUs are overkill for most users.
Turtles all the Way Down™, Amazon
25 April 2009
Summary: I build a new desktop computer every four or five years, and leading up to my Winter-Spring '10 build, I was hot for the Quad Core. I knew there was a fairly limited number of programs that could use all four cores, and that even those programs rarely did. But still, I wanted Quad! Sorry to say the satisfaction of having four cores might be its biggest advantage, for me anyway.