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Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Boxed E7200 Processor - 2.53GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm Wolfdale

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Pros: Cheap, easy to overclock

Cons: Heats up fast, unstable at high frequencies.

The Intel Core 2 Duo E7200, it's rather old by now, but it's still a good processor.

It obviously doesn't boast "extreme" performance, but Intel's budget Dual-Cores are still worth the while.

The E7200 has a 65W TDP, 3MBs of L2 Cache and boasts 2.53 GHz.

This is not very impressive, nor fast, but hang on a minute. Let's go to overclocking.

Without raising the volts, it was possible to get my E7200 to an impressive 3.24 GHz
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1934092

Raising the volts a little bit (to 1.3V), I managed to increase the frequency to 3.4GHz.
(Unfortunately, I don't have proof of this one anymore, as it was lost on my old desktop)

Anything higher than 3.4 would be very unstable on stock volts.

I tried to put 1.4V through it, and couldn't get it over 3.6GHz.
I mean, it could boot on frequencies as high as 3.7GHz, but it would quickly become unstable.

3.6GHz is still very nice for a processor that had a stock frequency of 2.53. It's a 1GHz increase! This made it faster than the more expensive E8400!

Overall, this is a very good processor. I might have had one of those... "less-than-perfect" chips, which would have explained why it was so unstable. You might be able to push it further than what I did.
Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Boxed E7200 Processor - 2.53GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm Wolfdale
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Intel 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz Desktop Processor BX80571E7200 Intel Processors

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DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandIntel
EAN5032037008662
FeatureTDP: 65W
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height0.39 inches
Length0.39 inches
Weight0 pounds
Width0.39 inches
LabelIntel
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$147.99
ManufacturerIntel
ModelBX80571E7200
MPN5032037008662
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_PROCESSOR
PublisherIntel
SKUBX80571E7200
StudioIntel
TitleIntel Core 2 Duo Retail Boxed E7200 Processor - 2.53GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm Wolfdale
UPC006759009592
Batteries Included0
CPU ManufacturerIntel
CPU TypeIntel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed2.53
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