Summary: I bought this processor to replace an E5300 in my HP. I bought it new for the same price I bought a used Athlon 64 x2. This runs much smoother than the Athlon (Athlon runs hotter because of smaller heatsink fan atm) I bought, and I didn't even replace the heatsink fan! If you are building a budget computer and need something that can somewhat compare to the I5 processors, get this with a large amount of RAM. It won't let you down.
Summary: Keen to upgrade an E2160 rig with a faster and more capable processor I elected to buy a used E5700 processor from PCbuyit who have done well in the past, only to find that it was defective. After much testing that included writing off a motherboard and a Stock Intel cooler, my full purchase cost was promptly refunded to my Credit Card account, so 'Five Stars' for that. (I am now awaiting a genuine Retail boxed version.
Summary: I bought one of these and threw it into an ultracheap rig. As in "came for free with the second-hand desk" cheap. It performed very well at stock settings and seems to be safely OC'ing at 3.3 GHz with what I say is an observable performance improvement. But I haven't benchmarked and you should probably consider that a placebo effect. The processor definitely deserved 5 stars, time it was put to market and very low cost (even then) considered.
Summary: This Processor is some kind of monster. Previously I had a Q6600 2.4 Quad Core. However, I ended up selling it for a bit of spare money. Now with this E5700 3.0 Pentium Dual Core I would dare to say in a lot of games and applications it's superior to the old quad.
Summary: a nice processor. i'am using this with ASUS P5G41T-M LX motherboard and SAPPHAIR HD5670 1GB DDR5 graphics card and 3gb TRANSCEND 1333mhz i had overclocked it to 3.68 ghz on stock cooler and it can run smoothly .looking for a water cooler now.
Summary: I Am Using It With ASUS P5G41C-MLX Moherboard(1333Mhz) (4Gb 4Gb)Simtronics(Dynet EVM) Windows7(64-Bit).It Runs Hot With Stock Heatsink,So Use Coolermaster Heatsink(Must During Summers),Otherwise It's Good Processor.It Can Be Overclocked To 3.66Ghz With Above Board.....
Summary: While the Conroe/Wolfdale architecture is getting outdated now, I still have an E5200 running close to 4GHz on air cooling (stock 2.5GHz) with slightly higher voltage than stock. These Pentiums were great value for money.