Summary: This processor is a huge step up from my 7 year old computer. While I'm very happy with my purchase, the Intel Core i7's seem like a better choice once you get into the above $200 price point.
Summary: Excellent performance for the current price. Runs cooler than my Q6600 (B3 stepping) at its higher base speed (2.5 GHz). Max OC achieved = 3.3 GHz, with 1.33V Vcore, and ZEROTherm Nirvana NV-120 HSF. Could possibly go higher, but water-cooling is required.
Summary: i had my desktop build for almost 2 days now and its functioning great. the quad core is working great with my 9800gtx graphic. the processing is smooth and most importantly, no heat trouble so far.
Summary: I have had this CPU for two years now. Performance is very good. It is faster than I expected at 2.5Ghz. The only problem I have encountered is how hot it runs. I have tried three different coolers, first the stock cooler, then a Freeze 7, now I have an H5O unit on it and I am still getting up to...
Summary: I currently own 2 of these which I bought online as OEM. 1 I am using right now & the other is for backup never used. I am thinking of selling both of them & getting a newer socket type motherboard that will allow me to go up to 64GBs of DDR3.
Summary: Had old computer for kids using an intel core 2 duo 6570 in socket 775. The q9300 was expensive (top of the line) when it was first released, but has siginicantly dropped in price. Swapped processor out, systems back up and running again.
Summary: Dual cores are pretty much finished. Breath some life into your computer with an affordable upgrade. 2 extra cores go a LONG way even if the freq. is lower. I used this for an old 775 setup turned frag-box. With the Cooler Master 212 cooler I can't even break 60 deg Celsius.
Summary: I ordered this CPU as an upgrade from my older dual core celeron. It arrived on time and in complete working order. unlike the last time I order a similar chip from a different company. Awesome!