Summary: These cpu`s might be getting old now, but they can still get the job done. Team up one of these 2.4 ghz or higher, with 3-4 gigs of memory, and, a decent video card, and, you can play almost any modern game. they are like a fine wine. Old age doesn`t hold them back. This is the poor man`s i3.
Summary: An old processor but runs most of the programs including windows 7 perfectly. Bought this product to build a backup server. Works well. If you can get that processor very cheap it's worth your investment. Little slow in multitasking but ran OK in my home server.
Summary: This is the tray model so you get a 1 year warranty instead of 3 but I am sure I will switch before then. This is one solid little overclocker using a thermalright xp-120 I went to 3.4Ghz on each core with just a little voltage adjustment temps under load are 58C in las vegas summer.
Excerpt: "...first processor released in the Intel Pentium D range, and to my knowledge was also the very first dual core processor released by Intel. At the time we baught the computer with this processor it was very new and the technology was up to date, however it is fair to say that unfortunately, as with many first time things in the computing world, it does not always go quite according to plan... SPEED Well, the processor 'runs' at, or rather 'does ...
Pros: sometimes lightning speed
Cons: unreliable, sometimes utterly slow, very tempremental