Summary: Works as it should, left one star off because of the poor packaging. A thin layer of small bubble wrap and a bag just doesn't protect it good enough. I'm surprised no damage came when it was dropped.
Summary: For those of you like me who have a old pc with a LGA775 socket motherboard. This makes a cheap and great upgrade for CPU performance. I went from a Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz 90nm Process CPU to this Intel Pentium D 950 3.4GHz 65nm Process CPU. This gave a nice bump in performance in my old Dell Dimension 9150. Earlier I also put a Samsung 840 256GB SSD and a ASUS GT 630 2GB graphics card in there. Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit with 4GB ram.
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: So far so good; this is a fantastic product. I use this processor on a Workstation and it is performing to expectations. Obviously, I had to upgrade the cooling system. Prior to doing so the processor was overheating . The original cooling system was not adequate. It is best practice to study the specifications of a processor before purchasing it. Sometimes there may be need for further upgrade. I would recommend this product.
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.