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Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.33 GHz LGA 775 65W BX80570E8600 Processor

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  • 1333 MHz FSB
  • 45nm Wolfdale 65W
  • 6MB L2 Cache

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With the Wolfdale core, Intel pours more power into the Core 2 Duo package. The 45nm process allows Intel to reduce power requirements to 65W. Lower power means less CPU heat, which translates to lower system heat and longer system life. They also pack more features into the chip.

The L2 cache has been bumped to 6MB and the Front Side Bus has been pushed to 1333MHz. You can now use both DDR2 and the hot new DDR3 memory for extreme performance. They also boosted memory access and execution speed with Wide Dynamic Execution and Smart Memory Access. These technologies work together to let the processor handle more instructions with more data per clock cycle. You'd better watch out -- your enemies will be shooting back faster now!

The Advanced Digital Media Boost feature has been enhanced with the addition of the SSE4 instruction set and Intel HD Boost, to give your entertainment experience better audio and video processing. It will also help with speech recognition, engineering and scientific applications. Most important of all is the enhanced security that comes with increased speed and encryption power.

  • newegg Specialized Dual-core Microarchitecture The Intel Core 2 Duo processor includes dual execution cores in a single processor to enable execution of parallel threads or applications simultaneously, resulting in revolutionary dual-core performance, breakthrough energy efficiency and exceptional system response time when running multi-threaded applications, or multiple demanding applications. The innovative 45nm fabrication technology optimizes thermal performance for reduced power consumption and noise.
  • newegg Intel Advanced Smart Cache Intel Advanced Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared L2 cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from the fast L2 cache, resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and overall improved performance.
  • newegg Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) Intel EM64T provides an enhancement to Intel 32-bit architecture by enabling the mobile processor platform to access larger amounts of memory. With appropriate 64-bit hardware and software, platforms based on an Intel processor supporting Intel EM64T can enable use of extended virtual and physical memory.
  • newegg Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) EIST allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency to decrease the average power consumption and heat production. Combined with existing power saving features, EIST provides an excellent balance between supplying power when you need it and conserving power when you don’t.
  • newegg Execute Disable Bit (EDB) Intel's Execute Disable Bit function can prevent certain classes of malicious "buffer overflow" attacks when combined with a supporting operating system. Execute Disable Bit allows the processor to classify areas of the memory where application code can execute and where it cannot. When a malicious worm attempts to insert code into the buffer, the processor disables code execution, preventing damage or worm propagation.
  • newegg Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) With Intel VT, one hardware platform functions as multiple "virtual" platforms. For business, Intel VT offers improved manageability, limiting downtime and maintaining worker productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions. In the home, Intel VT allows for the creation of unique user environments for different family members who are using the same platform simultaneously.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Home B.
  • 9/30/2013 4:22:44 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsReally?? 310 Dollars....

Pros: Great CPU. Wish I bought it back when it was 70-90 dollars (Maybe I'm mistaking with another LGA775 CPU...)

Overclocker and non overclocker delight. 3ghz for amazing performance.
Very cool with stock heatsink and a dear when it comes to games.

Cons: dat fat price

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2012 4:21:32 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My Core 2 Duo Computer Specs

-Motherboard: Asus P5E WS Professional

-Chipset Cooler: Thermalright HR-05 Fanless Chipset Cooler

-Mosfet Coolers: Thermalright HR-09U Type 2 Upright Motherboard Mosfet Heatsink

-Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK

-Ram sinks: Thermalright HR-07 High Riser Memory Module Cooler

-Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Retail price

-CPU Heatsink: Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme CPU Cooler for AMD AM2, Intel LGA775

-CPU Heatsink Fan: Delta PFB1212EHE 120mm Fan

-Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-R489UD-1GD Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

-Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro

-Harddrive Controller: areca ARC-1160ML2 PCI-X 64bit/133MHz SATA II Controller Card RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6 and JBOD - Retail Price

-Network Card: Intel EXPI9300PT PRO 1000 PT Desktop Adapter $48.05 or Intel EXPI9402PTBLK PRO/1000 PT Dualport Server Adapter

-Hard drive : Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-HD-DVD/Blue Ray Disc Drive: LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L – Retail Price

-HD-DVD Drive/ Blue Ray Disc Writer: LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW-H20L – Retail price

-Case: COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01-UW Black/ Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-Power Supply: COOLER MASTER UCP RSB00-AAAAA3 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply


-Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders – OEM

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5 out of 5 eggsits 2012 and this dual core still rocks

Pros: Core for Core this is like the i5 2500k's little brother that packs a punch lol, undoubetely the best dual core ever made , ive tried several and this one blows some quad cores ive tested . Excellent gaming cpu runs flawless with my GTX 550ti nvidia card

Cons: payed 90 bucks for it in 2012 a bit steep for a dual core but its worth it

Other Thoughts: this chip is over 4 years old and its still a powerhouse, i paired it with a simple 55 dollar asus p5G41t-m lx motherboard and did a simple jumperfree overclock to 3.7 ghz and this thing makes my fx4100 clocked at 4.3 ghz seem slow espicially on my media speed test which ive found tends to show the strength per core of a processor , the only build i have that does it better is my i5 2500k powerhouse. i have no problem forking out 90 dollars for a dual core that packs this good of a punch , its old school with new school relevance.

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  • Lawrence S.
  • 10/14/2012 5:45:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Although O/C'd configured through Biostar MOBO w/ a after-market fan this cpu has worked flawlessly since 2010. I'm going to upgrade and install this for my bro-in-law's build.

Cons: None

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  • Blake G.
  • 9/21/2011 8:03:35 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnderwhelming

Pros: Runs...

"Legacy" hardware friendly...

Cons: Probably the most underwhelming CPU I've ever had the displeasure of owning.

Performs poorly if you're looking for anything beyond casual PC usage.

For the price, one can get just about any similarly price CPU/MB combo on newegg and get at least triple the performance.

Other Thoughts: Spend your money on something with a future.

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  • Jenni M.
  • 8/9/2011 6:01:11 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuick LGA 775

Pros: Quick and stable at over 4.0GHz on air. Not overclocked now, but the easiest to over clock I've ever owned.

Cons: Price for older technology.

Other Thoughts: Replaced my E6750 almost 1.5 years ago. Much quicker stock, but when overclocking there really is no comparison. This will be the last 775 before switching to new technology. If you need more horsepower from you 775, look no further. Still chugging along, and hoping to get another couple of years out of it. We shall see how long I last b4 upgrading.

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  • Jonathan C.
  • 7/30/2011 6:29:25 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs:)

Pros: This is the first processor that I haven't been able to multitask into freezing up. It's also the coolest running processor I have owned. With the way I heavily rely on processing power for CAD FEA's that is a must.

Cons: It's not a LGA-1155 socket, so now that my mobo needs replaced, finding a good one that will handle this and DDR3-2000 ram is difficult.

Other Thoughts: Despite it starting to be old tech, and being in a mobo that's dieing, it's is still out performing my schools i5's and not to far behind the i7's.

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  • Lauren W.
  • 5/21/2011 9:07:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Performer

Pros: Intel rock solid reliability. Low power consumption & runs cool

Cons: Price would be the only con since this cpu is priced dis-proportionately higher than the next step down cpu(e8400)

Other Thoughts: I've been running this cpu for over a years with no problems I did not install the cpu fan that came supplied with it, but instead used a heatsink fan from a intel core2 quad (Q6600). The Q6600 heatsink is larger than the stock E8600 & uses a steel frame bracket (instead of the plastic one used on the E8600) to attach it to the board. I removed the push pins & used spring loaded screws & a steel back plate. This set-up worked great with no "flex" in the motherboard & the CPU runs plenty cool & the fan runs very quiet all the time.

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  • Mr K.
  • 4/27/2011 6:38:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy last 775 chip

Pros: Fast and stable. Handles HD video editing well. The fastest 775 socket chip I could find.

Cons: It's not a quad core that fast.

Other Thoughts: This is my last 775 CPU. By the time I need an upgrade from this one, it'll be time for a new motherboard and to move on up to the next socket type.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/14/2011 10:02:43 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo much power so little thing!

Pros: *very reliable, have had it for over 2 years and still running strong
*Overclocks very easily and stays cool (assuming you're not using the stock cooler)
*Running Windows 7 64 bit and runs flawless!

Cons: *cheaper would be nice?

Other Thoughts: IMO The best Dual-Core Processor you can buy!

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