Pros: Great looking sticker, looks like a well performing cpu
Cons: Booted up and loading 7. Right after the windows is loading window, I get a bluescreen message saying IRQL Not less or equal. Replaced everything and then replaced the processor. After I replaced the processor, it loading fine. I have waited to long and won't get a refund from newegg or intel.
Summary: Some revisions of the Q8200 & Q8300 lack the intel VT extension. Without this extension, any attempt at Virtualization will fail. Even if you think you don't care about Virtualization, you should still strongly consider the q9xxx series which have the intel VT extension.
Summary: Buy an amazing cooler to try and keep the temps under 65* Celsius. I will be returning this cpu for Q6600 and some amazing cooler that'll fit in a case that require 82mm maximum height of CPU COOLER? The best one that i can clip into the board without removing it.
Pros: Great performance compared to overclocked E6420 @ 3.6Ghz. This CPU at stock speeds blows it away. It runs GTA4 much smoother than the E6420 but it still goes under 20FSP at times. I'm running a GTX260 as well. It does overclock well with very capable memory and motherboard that can survive past 4...
Cons: The fan moves about 10-12CFM and it Runs very hot, much hotter than I believe is even safe for this chip. I believe its thermal threshold is 75-80 Degrees Celcius? Anyway Even at 333 (2.33Ghz) After 10 minutes of stress testing Core temp displayed a solid 68 Degrees Celsius. All 4 Cores were hove...
Summary: PC gestartet und gleich wieder aus, in zwei verschiedenen Systemen probiert. Geht zurück. Anbieter Laptopsalat, jedoch hatte ich zuvor eine Q9400 ebenfalls bei Laptopsalat bestellt und die funktioniert einwandfrei, mal Glück mal Pech.