Summary: The asking price for this chip is still way too high on any market considering price/performance of what is out there today. Especially since it cannot be over clocked to meet today's standards.
Pros: Quad core in 2008 Could handle even today's top notch games when pared with a decent card 95w which is high for a Quad of its type now, but was much lower than the first Gen i7s and first gen Phenom X2s. I have one and it is still running today. LGA 775. There are Hundreds of upgrade/downgrade op...
Cons: Doesn't overclock at all. Tom's hardware did a test and only got 15% at max with insane Voltage increases. Slow and power inefficient compared to today's stuff. Required a decent cooler. Stock cooler I had finally died. I just replaced the fan on it and its 10 times better than it has ever been. ...
Summary: I am happy with it overall. Getting lousy overclock, but not Newegg's fault. I'm running it on a Gigabyte EP43 UD3L mobo, and I guess P45 with DDR3 works better.
Pros: Well, it works. Got it to replace my Core 2 Duo E8400. Does what it's supposed to.
Cons: Has a warped shell that has questionable contact. May have to lap to repair. Will re-do with silver-based TIM and revise, if it has better contact. Cores 1-2-3 are running 17c hotter at idle than 4. (49-51-51-35c). Using Hyper 212 EVO cooler with 2 fans.
Summary: I wish they didnt do away with the 775 boards as I liked working with them the most but everything changes. I think that upgrading your system helps save you a lot of money. Instead of buying a newer system that should be custom built by you for what you want and not just factory made systems.
Pros: Well if you have a 775 board which I have I wanted to upgrade from a Dual Core to a Quad Core for playing games with much better performance and graphics as this proccessor handles much more then a dual core does .
Cons: I actually have no complaints about this processor at all.