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  1. Member Bronx's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    I built my HTPC and would like to upgrade my CPU. I need a stronger CPU to convert mini DV tapes and dvd's to divx or mp4 at a faster speed.

    I was reviewing the following:


    Intel Pentium E6600 3.06GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

    Intel Pentium E6800 3.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

    Intel Core2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor


    My PC specs are:
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Antec Fusion (Black)
    Dual 2 Core 2.2 ghz
    1tb SATA 7200 RPM and 500 gig 7200 RPM and 250 gigs for the OS
    4 GIG ddr2 800
    HP 16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive
    Intel DG43GT Motherboard

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. If you're going to be doing h.246 encoding get a quad core.
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    Thanks for the reply. I dont know much about CPU 's. How fast would it encode 30 minute clip?
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  4. It depends on the encoder and settings you use. Anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
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    I'm sure it depends on the source (res+bitrate) and the target settings.


    I'd choose CPU #4.
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