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Summary I bought this cpu a month ago for an office pc. The stock cooler that comes with it does the job very well, but you might want looking for a custom cooling solution if you plan on overclocking.
Pros Great Overclocker Quite Cheap Clock for Clock Faster then AMD
Cons 2MB Cache Doesn't OC as well as the older batch.
Summary Having this chip the last 4 days I can say the price/performance ratio is great, after a few days of tweaking I have settled on running it stable at 378x9 (3402 MHZ) at 1.512v which may seam high but with vdroop accounted for its closer to 1.43 a simple vdroop mod to the mobo with a pencil should fix this, other then that the chip doesn't overclock as well as older binned e4300's but still performs stellar.
Based on revolutionary Intel Core microarchitecture, the breakthrough Intel Core2 Duo processor family is designed to provide powerful energy-efficient performance so you can do more at once without slowing down.
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