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.
Summary: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 (M1) Yorkfield 2.5 GHz 6M L2 Cache 1333MHz FSB LGA775 Quad-Core Processor. The Youngest of Yorkfields, the nominal frequency of 2.5GHz, but is sufficient to do every daily task.