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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When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!!
If you're going to be doing h.246 encoding get a quad core.
Thanks for the reply. I dont know much about CPU 's. How fast would it encode 30 minute clip?When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!!
It depends on the encoder and settings you use. Anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
I'm sure it depends on the source (res+bitrate) and the target settings.
I'd choose CPU #4.*** Now that you have read me, do some other things. ***