The product described is different than the one I got send.
Audie Harreman, Amazon
2 April 2014
Summary: The model I got send is Intel Xeon 3.06 W3550 this model is actually a bit better as it supports ECC memory and the i7 not. Also the Xeon processor runs at 3.05Ghz and the i7-930 runs at 2.8Ghz and the max frequency for the Xeon is 3.33Ghz and the i7 at 3.06Ghz. The bottom line is if you're going to send me a Xeon W3550 processor just put that in the title and not i7-930. I will still use the Xeon processor.
Summary: ...ok reason why i say this is because...first ive never owned a i7 till now....dell told me what core to buy so it can fit my mobo...and of course they sent me the wrong info...so i emailed amazon explaining that it wasint there fault for the miss info i was givin...i was very polite and ask them to plz send me this one with out putting more money into the proc....i got a email in 3 minutes....explaining that they were sry for dell miss info...
Summary: I bought this processor for an old machine I have sitting at home. After months of sitting on it, I finally installed it and booted up the machine, no problems. It's fast, really fast and runs extremely cool. It's my first previously used processor purchase and I'm extremely happy with the outcome.
Summary: I have a very high end computer used for processing Hi Def movies. When I wanted to upgrade it I finally after much research bought a new motherboard and this CPU and did a complete rebuild. It has worked flawlessly since day one, is great for multitasking and very fast and is therefore highly recommended.
Good speed but you need a third party colling system
12 April 2013
Summary: The processor has a VERY good performance, but with a simple Full Antivirus Scan, the processor warm up to more than 67° C, which is the maximum temperature certified for Intel for this processor. If you purchase this processor, you also need to purchase a third party cooling system.
Summary: I had procured an Gigabyte X58 mobo at Fry's Electronics for $49.99 (was open box, only thing missing was the easy-pin connector). I needed an Intel Core i7 processor, this was exactly what I wanted! System purrs like a kitten, is extremely fast, this will become my new Windows Media Center (Windows 7). Am very happy, have a similar system at work, now want to expand the memory. Why buy an Ivy Bridge system, when you can have something just as fast cheaper!