Best way available to maximize a Socket LGA1156 motherboard
Desert Lion, Amazon
11 July 2010
Summary: This is an old processor as Core i7 chips go, but it has made a significant improvement in my system by reducing incessant delays that have overwhelmed the Core i5 it replaced when Office365 with cloud storage was connected. The down side was that it the additional cores (Windows 7 sees this as an 8-processor chip) take the space that was used for the integrated GPU on the chip it replaced. Not a huge deal, but it required that an additional video card be installed.