Invigorate an aging LGA775 socket PC without the need for a massive selection of parts, thanks to the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Dual-Core Processor. Keeping the motherboard intact means there is no need to replace RAM and other vital components and the E8600 can breathe new life into the machine. Intel Thermal Monitoring technologies present in the E8600 processor help to keep the temperature stable throughout even when processing graphically intensive programs and applications, or running numerous pieces of software simultaneously. Intel SpeedStep technology monitors processing speed and temperature for enhanced processing power that is stable and consistent. The sizable 6 MB L2 cache memory is useful too for caching instructions that are frequently accessed and operating much faster than a RAM cache. The Intel E8600 3.33 GHz Dual-Core Processor is a reliable way to add speed and stability to a faithful home computer or workstation.