Summary: I matched this order to a new motherboard. I don't have any idea what I received, because it was not new in the box. It failed, and the motherboard sales support said that they did not see the quad as a genuine upgrade for this motherboard. I had visited the Intel website to get all the specifications, but I no longer have accounts with Dell, Intel, or Microsoft as a result of either billing or shipping clerk interference with my order.
Be careful if buying used CPU, check that seller will garantee 4 cores work
13 October 2011
Summary: I installed this Q6600 processor on my desktop, which has a BIOS and motherboard that supports Core 2 Quad processors. Unfortunately, Windows Vista (and CPUID CPU-Z, Core Temp, HWmonitor, etc.) only sees 2 cores instead of the 4 cores the processor is supposed to have. I don't know why this is, perhaps there are issues on the motherboard (though it works fine with 2 other processors), or perhaps the CPU has problems.
Summary: For that kind of money, you can buy a chip that is twice as fast (Intel or AMD) and a new motherboard with support for SATA III hd and USB 3.0. I'm sorry, but that is just way too much for a two (3?) generations old processor.
Summary: Do not be conned into buying one of these from here as they are dirt cheap now. These are old but still a good processor but do not buy one from here. You can pick these up second hand from eBay for £25 or maybe a touch more. Still a good CPU but not worth paying this price for.
Summary: Die Wärme Entwicklung ist Extrem! auf 2,4GHz 55C Unter lasst mit der Antec H2O als Kühler. Das merkwürdige nur Kern 1 Wird 55C warm alle anderen sind bei maximal 40 Trotz G0 Stepping extrem heiß!