Low cost upgrade potential with decent performance
14 November 2013
Summary: The Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 is a great product. I have used 3 of them so far to build media centers for family members; building a basic-use machine for around $150.00 is a bargain. They are compatible with LGA775 system boards, so finding a compatible MB isn't an issue. The 8200 is the low end of the Core 2 Quad Intel line, but that fits perfectly into low cost builds.
At least let me RECEIVE the item before spamming me to write a review!
8 July 2013
Summary: Well, it really bugs me when eBay starts spamming me to write a review before I even receive the item I am supposed to review. I mean, shouldn't they be organized enough to know when it is supposed to arrive and then give me a bit to actually inspect and use the item? How could I possibly write any kind of meaningful review when the item is still in the mail on its way to me?
Summary: THIS WAS A REMARKABLE PRODUCT FAST-UPGRADE EASY FIX REMARKABLE QUICK UPGRADE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WANTING TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER FASTER.YOU REMOVE THE FAN OPEN THE CPU DOOR BANG YOU JUST MADE AN EASY UPGRADE.OVER ALL I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THIS EASY. ITS AMAZING OVER A SMALL PERIOD OF TIME YOU LEARN TO FIX YOUR OWN PC .
Summary: Needed a direct replacement processor. There were several listed but being a processor that came from the same model computer left me with know choice but to purchase this one. It was a direct fit with no start up issues.
A worthwhile upgrade to an aging dual-core system.
17 March 2012
Summary: I bought this processor as an upgrade to a computer running an Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, and wasn't expecting much of a change going from a very fast dual-core processor (2.8 GHz) to a slower quad-core processor (2.33 GHz). I was surprised by how responsive my computer became. The higher front-side bus (the connection between the memory and the rest of the computer) speed does make a difference (1066 for the E7400 vs. 1333 for the Q8200).