Summary: From the shipping package too my computer up and running without errors or Blue Screens was lass than 15 minutes. Was concerned about this being a Pull,but they said Tested, and it proved to be a great value.
It was and is still one of the BEST socket 775 dual cores EVER MADE...
31 August 2013
Summary: This lil guy is a TROOPER.. and I'm told when paired with a decent ASUS / high-end motherboard, it is easily overclockable up to 3.5-4 ghz if you have a robust enough heatsink / fan on it. With water cooling? Perhaps even better. I'm not currently using it, but I MIGHT reassign it to a small bitcoin mining machine. We shall see...
Summary: I thought I new about how to put together computers. I know better now. The motherboard that I had bought this for ended up being bricked by it. Was my fault though. Further research on the net said that happens with that motherboard. I was even sadder to find out that the second motherboard that I bought wouldn't work either. Gave up. Came back three months later. To discover that I hadn't seated the memory properly. Now everything works great.
Summary: With a windows rating of 6.6 out of 7.9 this item is a good buy if you are looking for a cheaper processor with a lot of power for it's class. Though the stock heat-sink might not fit all mother boards.
Summary: A thunder storm fried my motherboard and the cpu. I went from a celeron to a pentium processor and the difference was noticeable, how ever the improvement also was due to an upgraded motherboard.