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).
Summary: Compré el producto porque necesitaba un procesador mas potente y que no tuviese el desorbitado precio de los i3, i5 e i7. Me gusta que se reparte el trabajo entre sus 4 nucleos y se nota que el pc no se sobrecarga de trabajo, y al trabajar con maquinas virtuales viene muy bien.
Summary: This processor does what you expect it to do: seamless performance running several programs or sites, interacting with same, and smoother than duo core units of any vintage. But what I like about it most, is the fact it gets no respect, and can be purchased here on eBay for the sum of its lesser duo core kin...if you're patient, and not necessarily as patient as Job. So, I say, just keep bidding, keep it under 3 figures and enjoy.