Summary: Upgraded from a 5xx series processor and saw noticeable change in performance. Encoding is a lot faster now and also loading times Expedited. EM64T : Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) is an enhancement to Intel's IA-32 architecture.
Pros: Superior Performance for Work or Play Benefits such as: EM64T, 2MB L2 Cache, Enhanced SpeedStep, Execute Disable Bit, HT Tech, Overclock-ablity and Price!
Cons: Heat, however now intel addressed this issue and it runs cooler than the 5xx Series.
Summary: With 5 fans I still can get it to stay below the reccomended 38 degrees C, but it does not seem to matter that its running warm, runs autodesk inventor and games great faster than new dell precision comps with xeon processors.
Summary: Want to build a kick-butt gaming machine on a buget? This is the CPU for you. Be sure you have a good motherboard and a good case that can breath well so that heat won't be an issue. I am running mine with the stock fan and heatsink and I have none of the heat issues that others have written about.
faster than the socket 478 models, but it runs hotter
4 February 2006
Summary: This works great for video editing and is fully capable of supporting 64 bit windows xp. I am currently using windows xp 32 bit and do not plan on upgrading until windows vista, but with a compatible motherboard, this proc. is 64 bit ready.
Pros: very fast and easy to install, compatible with a wide range of motherboards.
Cons: expensive, but not as expensive as the dual core models.
Summary: I upgraded from a 3.0 478 package. In the performance tests it does not seem that much faster, however I upgraded my memory, motherboard, and video card as well, so it's hard to tell which individual part made the biggest change. Many people have written about how hot this runs.
Summary: Intel manufactures excellent CPUs, and this one was not the exception. The cost of the CPU is also reasonable compared to a Dual core Pentium D or AMD 64FX. For example, the price of a Pentium D 2.8GHz is almost the same as the Pentium 4 650 3.4GHz. So you get less speed for more money.
Pros: Very powerful, stable, fast, and reliable processor. A lot of cache memory; 2MB! Latest Intel Technologies including support for 64 bit applications (EM64T). In general applications run very fast.
Cons: It gets a little bit hot, but with some cooling paste, CPU air duct and fan, the heat problem is resolved!
Summary: A simple pentium processor that generates fast computing power for an average price. I have used this and a pentium dual core 2.8ghz and for about the same price, I feel this product runs smoother atm. I can't speak for the heatsink though, as I have replaced mine with a more efficient model.