I Have this cpu Overcloked to 3.8@ and only incriesed 4 degrees Very cool cpu and Gamming wise Is far better than Q6600 quad core beacuse at this moment most of games are not taking full advantage of the quad cores If you are in to games this is the cpu for you ,If you are in video converting and Music converting by a quad core.
Have a MythTV setup with a server streaming my TV contents and videos to my PCs/frontends. I recently bought a 1080p LCD TV for my living room and a Blueray internal writer for my living room HTPC. Unfortunately when running HD content it was clear that the CPU I had even though dual core was not powerful enough. So instead I bought this CPU. Now I can watch HD content without any problems and I even tried a few more power hungry games and combined with my graphics card it has no problems to deal with these either. So a good buy. Of course make sure you check that your motherboard has the right frequency so it can power this CPU - check motherboard manual/homepage. I fell into this basic trap and had to buy a new motherboard as well (and I thought I knew something about computers;-)).
Bought for a SOHO VM Server, purely because it was compatible with our existing mainboard, and it works fine. Did have some issues at first, but swapping the existing DDR2 RAM for DDR3 fixed it, and (touch wood) all VMs have been working happily since.