Summary: I purchased two of these processors for two separate projects and I am extremely happy with both. One was built into a home server using WHS 2011 OEM software and it works great. The other is a security video camera system, using Vista 32 bit operating system, that records video 24/7 outside of my home. It also is a workhorse and without any problems. This CPU features 2.93 GHz clock speed with dual cores and has a 2 MB cache for fast operation.
Summary: I used this processor to upgrade an Acer PC I had previously rebuilt with a new motherboard, memory and hard disk. Initially, I re-used the old (2005) Celeron D 3.06GHz processor primarily because it was capable of Windows 7 64-bit operation but I realized after a few months of use that this old-style (256K L2 cache/533Mhz FSB) Celeron just wasn't going to do the job.
Summary: I compared benchmarks of intel processeros and this one came out in the top for speed/price ratio. It hasn't let me down at all. Currently running with 8 gbs of ram at DDR3, 1gyg of video with Nvidia 430 GT in 64 bit- windows 7 . I use programs that involve numerical calculation and a bit of a strain on the processor, and i can leave them running on the back while i watch videos or do something else at the same time. Haven't tried overclocking it though.
Summary: I installed this processor on my mo board and works great and the cooling fan keeps it cool. The processor works good on XP, vista and win 7 and even on 2000. Have not over clocked it realy dont need to works just fine at normal settings. I recomend this one.
Summary: I was happy to see this processor comes with a CPU 4 pin fan with heat-sink. all though not mentioned in the product details. How ever their is a heat-sink compound on the heat-sink, which is a silver film. In my early review I thought It did not come with heat-sink compound, because I was not familiar with this type of compound.
Summary: The Intel Dual Core processors are fast and flexible. I build and repair a lot of older computers and to take an older one and bring it to life with one of these dual core 2.93 processors makes it a lot of fun for me. This was a good product at a fair price on eBay.
Summary: Super stable at 300 Mhz FSB, and runs cool. Absolutely the best bang for your buck. Here's my setup: Gigabyte GA-ep43-UD3L mobo, 4 gigs Kingston HyperX 800 Mhz DDR2 RAM, Radeon 500 meg PCi-E video card, Suntech 680-watt PS, Intel 6500 CPU. I use it in a Multimedia system, and it runs all day at 300 Mhz FSB without ever hanging up. Couple it to a nice big HDTV LCD monitor, and a 5.1 or 7.1 channel sound system, and you might never come out of your man-cave.
Summary: I was surprised how cheap this processor was. I bought it for my build up computer and saw the specifications and liked it. When i got it in the mail it came with the CPU cooler (which it doesn't mention in the product specifications and could have saved me the time with another CPU cooler but thats besides the point). When i was done with my computer build up, it was a nice start up.