Summary: This LGA 775 chipset is fantastic. I upgraded from a E2180 and can tell a difference. I'm using it with an Asus P5N-D motherboard. However, if your looking for stable overclocking and hardcore gaming on a budget (be mindful of your motherboard and PSU when overclocking) get a Wolfdale E8600. Wolfdale is the code-name for the E8000 series of Core 2 Duo desktop processors.
Summary: There is something eminently satisfying about seeing FOUR cores listed during BIOS POST. TWELVE Megabytes of L2 cache? Fast, fast, fast. Installation was slightly annoying though. The processor/heatsink attaches to the motherboard with some plastic thumbscrew rubbish. It requires a specific order to press and turn the thumbscrews. Removal of the heatsink requires a bizarre turning, lifting, then turning combination of movements.
The Intel Core-2 Quad 9450 - Great Performance at a Price
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
16 June 2008
Summary: I've been building a number of systems lately, and needed to put together a few of my own too. So in addition to building several servers based on newer Xeon chips, I also have had the pleasure of building two core 2 quad systems recently. Intel's entire lineup of new chips have some real positives.
Summary: If you are a power user, at this time you are still a "power user" with the old(recent) 6600, if you are playing games this is overkill. If you are "future proofing" don't bother, things happen to alter what archecture gaming will utilize in the future so it ain't a gaurentee, only a huge gamble and waste of money. Games may not impliment even quad core before some new unknown concept for CPUs comes out.
Summary: Sent med omdömet här, men iaf. + sval + snabb (då, 2008) +klockvänlig Klockade min till 2,96GHZ, ändrade ej volt. Med Noctuas NH-U12P blir det cirka 55 grader i load. 41 grader i idle. Som föregående talare är denna processorn utdaterad, särskilt om man ska spela de nyaste spelen. Visst fungerar det, men men. =) Kan säga att när jag testade Borderlands 2 med denna processor och GTX 680 så var processorn en flaskhals för grafikkortet.