Summary: Upgrade a Dell Motherboard Optiplex GX620 MT - F8098 from a Pentium 4 HT This was the replacement also had the change the stock cooler to the aluminum cooler complete with the bios update- Working excellent Mythbuntu recording OTA
Summary: Good chip. Can be easily overclocked. Being overclocked allows my 7-year PC still be of use, to run virtualization software and do some testing for my SMB IT projects. Don't decommission your old P4-based PC, just upgrade it with Pentium D. Nowadays you can easily afford it, much cheaper than 5-6 years ago.
Summary: I have 2 Gateway destop computers E4610S & E4500D, both came with LGA775 Pentium D 2.8Mhz, the motherboards were exchanged in the cases accordingly, as the D series case allows for additions more conveniently, the E4610S motherboard allows for 800Mhz memory requirements, the E4500D has 667Mhz capabilities, so the cpu was added to the E4610 motherboard & 2 GB PC6400 memory, next upgrade is to add PCI-e USB 3.0, which will allow this E4610D to function to date, as you can...
Summary: This is a great duo core processor. I've bought to max out my really cheap ECS motherboard, and the intel pentium d 950 was the best to support my motherboard. When I installed the processor, i definitely upgraded to a 64 bit OS instead of my old 32 bit OS. Back then when had Vista and Windows 7 on my old processor which was a celeron i think, It was really slow with the enhanced visual of windows aero.
Summary: It is strange to write a review on a discontinued processor. But let me tell you that the new processor do not work as well as this processor does. It is because regular users do not know how to use the features of new processors, and as a matter of fact, very few people do. Just those who know how to squeeze the benefits of technology. This processor is used, in my case, for mathematical calculations, and no quad cores or core 2 duos do as fast as this old processor do.
Summary: Old tech, bought used and runs good. Only reason ease of use is still not so great is that you have to have aftermarket cooler to really max out this chip. Also, watch out for your mobo's limits as it's possible that your mobo can be a hindrance as well.
Summary: This CPU I purchased was a great upgrade from my low end Pentium D I had before. My computer is just quick and nimble, it does everything very well I throw at it, from Bluray viewing, word documents, and downloading music, all at the same time! I even play graphic intensive games it does very, very well, of course paid up with a nice video card, such as my Nvidia 8800 GT.
Summary: One of the best investments ive ever made!! basicly doubled the speed of my computer.... no problems with install or compatibility.... pays to do homework on these types of things.... thanks alot!
Summary: You gotta... GOTTA.. check compatibility with the board, but if your board will take this CPU, it is a dilly. I put this fan on the CPU and I did not have heat problems at all. http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-CL-P0497-Intel-775-Cpu/dp/B001CCGYU0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338031432&sr=1-1 Intel stopped its drive to increase the speed of the old 775 CPU's because heat got in the way of data crunching. That fan seemed to do well.