Summary: I installed this processor in a PC I built 1.5 years ago. It's a great comprimise of price and perfomance. It's not the fastest, but it is stable and reliable. Has never overheated. I do primarily gaming (online),video editing, and file converting. Recommended for mid level PCs.
Summary: Paired it with a 9600 GSO on a Gigabyte board and plenty of ram and it's doing what I needed it to do for my daughters low end games. Nothing more demanding than Wizard 101 but it chews through it where before with the 3.6 Pentium D she had massive stutter and slowdown. It's all gone now.
Pros: If your motherboard supports it this is a fine upgrade from older 775 cpus. I replaced a Pentium D 3.6 with this one and the gains are astounding. Wolfdale core, excellent choice obviously. My daughter's rig was slowing down in games like Wizard 101 and such. Replaced the aged processor with this...
Summary: i use GT440 graphic card and this CPU to run battlefield : Bad Company 2 in high graphic option and it works just fine. Also, when im running my battlefield, it only rise up to 35C~41C with the STOCK fan.
Pros: you pretty much can do every games or programing with this CPU if you have an decent graphic card such as 9000series GT.
Summary: I've been running a P4 3.2 ghz chip with HyperThreading, (to give you an idea of its age). I think it's a northwood, on 90 nm architecture or larger. I've tried everything to get this box to shut the hell up. Fan speed hardware with dials.