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.
Great processor, esp. when matched to a Pent. 4 Board.
Beverly in Ormond Beach, Amazon
21 July 2011
Summary: I used this processor on the motherboard I purchased from the same vendor (see other review) and it has worked great! It was easy to install, works fast as lightening, and works smoothly with Windows 7 with no problems. Be patient during initial setup, as this process is a little time consuming, but well worth it. Fantastic upgrade for older slower units without having to buy a completely new system.
Not a bad processor if you're stuck with a 775 socket.
14 June 2011
Summary: For the value this 775 is good.. especially compared to other 775s that are only marginally better but quite a bit more expensive. I had to buy a heat spreader as this one got pretty hot using the standard Intel fan. It still runs hotter than I would like but it's in safe operating ranges when running processor intensive applications such as games and 3d modeling software. I typically verify temps running SpeedFan and CoreTemp and at the hottest see temps around 47* ..