With Intel Core 2 Duo processor, you'll experience revolutionary performance, unbelievable system responsiveness, and energy-efficiency second to none. And, you won't have to slow down for virus scan, multiple compute intensive programs, or multimedia downloads these desktop processors are up to 40 percent faster with improved energy-efficiency.
Customer Reviews of Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz Processor - 3.16GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail
A little hot... But excellent performance.9/10/2008
This CPU runs a little hot (Compared to my single core 2.4Ghz Intel), but I guess all dual and quad cores would. Excellent performance. I wish it has a little higher Vista Experience rating (Currently 5.8)
Not perfect Intel8/16/2008
Using any temp monitoring program one core reads high. Core 1 will read right. Core to reads nothing lower then 37c with RealTemp 2.70. When under load Core 1 will go up in temp. Once he reached 37c'ish Core 2 will then start going above 37c. So all that's wrong is the temp sensor is stuck. So I never know Core 2's real idle temp.