Summary: I bought this items because it is faster then mine 51xx series and has more cache and my dell uses only 51xx and 53xx series processors. I like it for it has good packaging anti static,it is faster then my core i5 (based on my experience)...The price is very good, aldo it is an old technology it is very good for servers..
Summary: I love the product / CPU since it has the power I am looking for for an affortable price. That said it is important to look out for the low price. Many people trying to sell this product above it's value. A lot of companies are selling used bulk equipment to reseller which are trying to sell each product by itself. Recommanded price is ~65 US dollar.
Summary: The Intel Xeon E5345 is the perfect MP processor for my needs: It is a quad core, has plenty of cache, and runs very cool. I have 2 in my server and it works flawlessly. nowadays it is not too expensive either, so for a value server it is perfect! My server is a Dell Precision 690 Workstation with 2 of these chips, 16GB of ECC PC2 DDR-SDRAM, and 1 TB of disk space. I payed very little money for this, and these chips are 5 years old and work just fine.