12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Plenty quick enough for most applications,
This review is from: Intel Q6600 Core2 Quad 2.4GHz Processor - Retail 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache, Quad Core (Electronics)
This processor was purchased to replace an ageing dual Athlon 2.0GHz MP system and has worked well straight out of the box (part # BX80562Q6600).
The processor was married to a separately purchased "Intel G965 Socket 775 ATX" motherboard (Intel DG965WHMKR). The included fan is quiet and sufficient for the job, including pre-applied thermal paste. In a Windows XP x64 system with 2Gb of Crucial DDR2 memory, Office applications run well as do mid-range flight simulations (CFS 3 and Glider Sim - SoTS). Take care on application support on XP x64, as not all usual applications will run under the 32-bit sub-system (e.g. Norton Anti-Virus).
Good at the price point for those wanting to upgrade, as the Intel Quad Core 2 extreme processors are probably only worth the money (four times as much) for servers or for real top end gaming.