Introducing Intel Core 2 Quad processor for notebook and desktop PCs, designed to handle massive compute and visualization workloads enabled by powerful multi-core technology. Optimized for the longest possible battery life without compromise to performance, Intel Core 2 Quad processors for notebooks allow you to stay unwired longer while running the most compute-intensive applications.
Customer Reviews of Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz Processor - 2.5GHz - 1333MHz FSB - 4MB L2 - Socket T
Great cpu, terrible heatsink/fan10/4/2010
Pros: Quad-core processor, high performance without the i7 price. A great deal for anyone looking into gaming or wants a fast computer but is on a budget Cons: With the fan that came with the cpu, my processor was overheating at 250 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT! (this is only reason i gave it a 3 on ease of use). Switched it out with a cooler master hyper n520 and everything is running smoothly. Comments: I would strongly urge you to get this processor, it has great bang for the buck. However, don't use the Intel CPU fan that comes with it.