Summary: Description references Intel Item number of a Intel branded Boxed processor. Picture shows an Intel Branded boxed processor. The item that arrived was not an Intel Boxed processor. It had no Intel box as shown. No Intel documentation or warranty. No Intel branded instructions.
Summary: I use a GTX 550ti 1GB($99), this E5500($55) and 4GB($60) DDR2-800Mhz on cheap G41($45) and 500W PSU w/(23AMP on the 12v) ($20) ~ $279 for a media center that plays the latest titles with an Xbox controller, and is pretty quiet when idle, and only a whisper otherwise.
Summary: Very nice socket 775 option for the price. I bought this for my wife's socket 775 that had a Pentium D 925. I am more than satisfied with it for less than hundred bucks - especially with a 6.9 Win 7 score. I overclocked it with no problem at 3.5.
Summary: I use this on an old asus P41 for majic jack and web surfing and online movies using the onboard intel video. This works well for those app's. A 3.3 constant overclock at under 1.3vcore is impressive.
Pros: I'm using a lil ole rosewill 92mm intel 775 hs/fan on this puppy and it's been running an overclock of 3.3 from day one nice and cool. My E8500 is going strong and is still a powerful cpu for anything, still over priced though. I use my amd x6 as my win 2008 r2 server and this rig and my E8500 ri...