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.