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John C.

John C.

Joined on 10/07/10

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome Processor!

Intel Pentium E5800 - Pentium Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 775 65W Desktop Processor - BX80571E5800
Intel Pentium E5800 - Pentium Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 775 65W Desktop Processor - BX80571E5800

Pros: CHEAP, powerful, low power use 45nm, the last of the Wolfdales! Tons of headroom to overclock. Makes older Socket 775's like the E8400 look very overrated. Compatible with older socket 775 MOBOs with BIOS update.

Cons: None at this price. Maybe some more L2 cache or higher FSB if I had to choose???

Overall Review: Using this in a budget build with some parts that were given to me, plus some things I had lying around. MSI P6N SLI Platinum (old), 4GB DDR2800 RAM, Xigmatek Dark Knight Cooler (awesome), EVGA GeForce 460 GTX SE (overclocked to 850 Mhz). Runs cool and fast and uses little power. On this old socket 775 MOBO, which was not known for being a great overclocker, I was able to get 4.2 Ghz stable on Prime 95 on air only. Expect to get a bit more with a few tweaks. If you are bringing an old LGA 775 box back to life, you can't go wrong at $75.

Exceptional Cooler!

XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler with Stealth Aerospace Industry Thermal conductive ceramic coating LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler with Stealth Aerospace Industry Thermal conductive ceramic coating LGA1150 Haswell Compatible

Pros: Quiet, Keeps CPU cool, looks great with white LEDs and Black Chrome finish, very inexpensive. Keeps my E5800 running at 4.2 Ghz under 60 degrees Celsius running prime95 for hours. At idle and running labor intensive programs it ranges between 30-48 degrees. Best cooling solution I have tried short of a water block.

Cons: Zero, even at full price.