Summary: I was running a core 2 quad Q6600 for the longest time. I got a great deal on a 3rd gen board from a coworker so I needed a cheap processor to pop in it until I had saved up for an i7. I was even able to game with an HD7970 with no problems.
Pros: -Cheap -Strong dual core performance -Faster than most core 2 duo's
Summary: This was an excellent purchase for my new machine. It was cheaper than at least two other sites selling the same item. I would purchase from Amazon again if I build a different machine. I would recommend this for beginner to intermediate computer users but not for gamers.
Summary: Overall, very good cpu for the price i paid,
Pros: works, and runs good. its speedy at times, and overall does a good job with usual things, if you are thinking of running graphic intensive games, i recommend getting a graphics car otherwise you may have small issues,
Summary: You would be hard pressed to find an equal competitor at this price point. This CPU runs great, the HD Graphics (which this has included but not mentioned on the specs page) are fantastic for media, playing videos and even some light gaming.
Summary: Bought this, along with a new mother board , to upgrade an old computer for use in an entertainment system. Works well in that application. Bought a cheap NVIDIA video card but so far not using it because the built in graphics processor easily handles a 50 inch HDTV. Running Linux.