Summary: This processor had some thermal grease om the bottom, I did not see it. I could not get computer to post , thought I had bad motherboard. Only when I RMA,d motherboard and took assembly apart to return to store and removed processor I saw the blotch on the bottom, cleaned and reinstalled and...
Summary: Wanted an upgrade from current processor, prompt response and good quality packaging. Was just what I was looking for. Not only larger cache but more efficient 65nm manufacturing process. Very pleased.
Summary: Now why would I buy an Intel Pentium 4 in the day of low-power and cheap Core2Duo's? Well, I had a legacy motherboard on hand, which didn't support any CPU's after the Pentium 4 and Pentium D. I was building a Windows Home Server, so I didn't need the horsepower.
Pros: Powerful in it's heyday; heatsink/fan included
Summary: This processor is excellent, i had a problem with my CPU cooler and the processor was overheating but never burned, actually i know that if i had an AMD processor i would have died long time ago, but this is a top notch processor, will never change p4 for 2 reasons 1.
Blazingly fast, surprisingly cool, with rock solid...
3 May 2006
Summary: I can't believe how cool this CPU runs! After assembly, I powered on my new PC. Immediately, the BIOS CPU fan warning sounded, because the stock Intel CPU fan wasn't spinning. At first, I thought I messed up assembly, or the fan was DOA.
Pros: It runs fast. It runs cool. The stock heatsink, fan, and thermal paste are enough too cool it.
Cons: It does not have dual cores (but has hyperthreading). Only the Extreme (as in extremely expensive) Dual-Core CPUs have both dual-core and hyperthreading.