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
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: Last Christmas I purchased an Acer Aspire M1641 from local BX/PX. Came with an Intel E2200 Pentium CPU. 2.2 Ghz Dual Core. 1Mb L2 Cache. I upgraded to the E5400 2.7 Ghz Dual Core. With the faster speed and 2Mb L2 Cache, My PC runs much better than stock. Currently I am playing Panzers Commanders Edition. And it seems to run much better. Even in 2x mode. On a sidenote, I wonder if I could have used the faster E6300. Maybe later I'll find out.