Summary: To upgrade its system LGA 775 with this CPU and the "Intel CPU LGA 771 to 775 socket Adapter MOD sticker Xeon Quad to Core 2 upgrade". The performance boost is noticeable good. A great upgrade for little money!
Summary: Still a viable processor for general purpose server and workstation applications. Their dropping price makes them a very attractive upgrade option to an aging socket 771 systems (that support this processor).
A great CPU for extending the life of a 771 Xeon server.
7 May 2012
Summary: This might sound strange, given that I give this product a five star review, but when I received two of these processors the didn't work. I had purchased these processors to replace a couple of X5040 dual core CPU's in a Supermicro X7DBN, which if you look at the supermicro website, quite clearly...