Summary: Bought a used E5400 CPU here on eBay. OC the CPU to 3.6GHz stable on a Gigabyte P35 Socket 775. I actually downclocked it a little bit to 3.4GHz because I don't play many games that need this power. Great purchase for under $40.
The perfect processor line for computer users on a budget
Clinton Cook "Professional Geek", Amazon
7 July 2011
Summary: I like the fact that Intel took their Pentium line out of retirement. With the Core and the Celeron, you, either, get super expensive or super slow. The Pentium allows for the balance of speed and cost. What's more, this has a duel core. On a side note, this is 64-bit ready. But, that doesn't mean that it won't work with a 32-bit setup.
Summary: I had a an E4xxx cpu in a machine that acts as a file server in the garage. Since it is on 24/7 and i upgraded my network to gigabit Ethernet, i decided to upgrade the cpu with a E54xx cpu. This particular model also has virtualization enabled, but that's not necessary for a file server. The temperature of the cpu/system and total energy usage went _down_ after installing this cpu. I sold the E4xxx cpu for roughly same amount i bought this one.
Summary: Processor works and is the unit advertised. Was very low cost!!! Cons 1. Had scuff marks on it took some pictures. Did not appear to be new. 2. Shipped from east cost to east cost took too long. See log and notice Thanksgiving day happened while USPS had the item. Date Time Location Event Details November 27, 2010 10:06:00 AM London KY Delivered November 27, 2010 08:12:00 AM London KY Arrival Scan November 24, 2010 10:05:00 PM Bethpage NY Departure Scan November 19, 2010...
Summary: Pros: works well. It's pretty fast even without overclocking. Cons: I can't mount the fan on my dell vostro. Finally I use my old fan and put the gel of new fan on the old one with a small knife.