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Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500
7.8 out of 10

Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500

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Overall 10
10

Budget processor

Kelvin R., Newegg
25 December 2013
Overall 10
10

Inexpensive and gets the job done

Dan M., Newegg
4 October 2013
  • Summary: An aging CPU that still has what it takes to get the job done!
  • Pros: I have used this CPU for over 3 years now with no issues. With a midrange graphics card (550 TI for me) it was able to run Crysis (yes, the original) at 1920x1200 with everything maxed except for Anti-Aliasing. I have also had no issues running CAD software such as AutoDesk Inventor on the system.
  • Cons: This processor will run whatever is in the main window (active window) without a problem, but whatever is not the main window drops in performance. For example when I have a youtube window off to the side, but its not the active window it drops to about a frame-per-second. I am not taking an egg ...
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Overall 10
10

Solid CPU

Richard O., Newegg
27 July 2012
  • Summary: I just got around to ordering a new system (going with Sandy Bridge), but this is still a solid CPU. I am passing this system down my daughter to replace her older system.
  • Pros: Rock solid stability. Good performer for the price range.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Works well

Owen K., Newegg
9 July 2012
  • Pros: Now in the possession of a friend and still going strong. Great for a low-cost server. Not DOA.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Workhorse!

Anonymous, Newegg
28 November 2011
  • Pros: I've got two of these running in Linux machines. Great for video encoding. New 4 and 6 core processors are certainly more efficient, but for the total price of a system these are hard to beat. Power consumption is low on these. My total system at 100% usage is still under 90W.
  • Cons: Harder to recommend these now as price drops on newer chips.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for $80

Lamphoun S., Newegg
20 September 2011
  • Summary: WEI for my system CPU (overclock to 3.52 GHz) = 6.8 4 gig of Mem = 6.9 Aero graphic = 3.7 (I'm looking to upgrade my 8400 GS card) Game graphic = 5.0 Hard drive = 5.9 (just bought new 1 T hard drive)
  • Pros: Since I bought this CPU on 7/29/10, it is still running strongly. One thing not change is price... Still $80 after one year... Should come down to around $60................
  • Cons: Not so far after one year................
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Overall 8
8.0

Very hot

DeAnna A., Newegg
19 September 2011
  • Summary: I bought a fancier heat sink and after proper installation, I couldn't get this thing to reach 80C. Be sure to keep your computer clean and well-ventilated, and the heat shouldn't cause much trouble.
  • Pros: Very fast; what else to say?
  • Cons: This processor runs hot. With the stock heat sink/fan, a Prime95 torture test got this well above 90C.
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Overall 10
10

Great processor

kirk l., Newegg
22 August 2011
  • Pros: If your trying to squeeze those last years out of your socket 775. This is a great buy. Dropped right in without a hitch.
  • Cons: 0
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Overall 10
10

Delicious!

Anonymous, Newegg
14 August 2011
  • Summary: - Rig specs: * 4.00 GB RAM * Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 * ASRock G31M-S R2.0 motherboard * Windows 7 64-bit
  • Pros: - Worked right out of the box, that's already fantastic. - Overclocked it to 3.22GHz without destabilizing. Still works without any errors or failures after a week. - Coupled with a GTX 260 the rig I put this CPU in handled any game I threw at it, though granted I didn't try to play at high/ultra...
  • Cons: - None that I can make note of. Hurrah!
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Overall 10
10

Runs great

Alfred B., Newegg
10 August 2011
  • Summary: I don't know how well the included heat sink and fan works. I installed the cpu in a Shuttle XG 41 that has its own cooling mechanism.
  • Pros: Outputs hdmi streaming from a vortexbos server beautifully.
  • Cons: I can't use it in two computers simultaneously...oh well. ;-)
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