- 1333MHz FSB
- 45nm Wolfdale 65W
- 6MB L2 Cache
Very good CPU for the price. 11/11/2008
This review is from: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W BX80570E8500 Processor
Excellent processor, does what I ask it to do. All the pro reviews shows it beats the Quad Core at gaming & it is a lot less expensive than the Extreme series. It has a lot of potential to over-clock with an after market heat-sink/fan & proper mobo.
The heat-sink came with thermal grease already applied saved me the time to prep and apply it myself.
The fan is quiet. The processor runs at 30 to 33 degrees Celsius while typing this & at a full load running floats around 40 to 45 degrees C
The retail heat-sink and fan...
I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT!
I confirm what others have said it's a pain to install. First read the instructions, make certain to follow the latch pin order & get another person to help hold down the latch pins as you push down the others. That or get an aftermarket heat-sink, one that uses anything but something like those d@mn push-pin latches.
Good "bang for the buck" and makes a good CPU to base a low end to very high end gaming box.
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