Re: CPU upgrade for Acer 5100 notebook?
To be honest, I'm a bit surprised that you'd need much of anything to stream simple video from the net. If you are not seeing performance gains out of a switch from single-core to dual-core, I would then think that it is likely more dependent on your GPU. Perhaps an update of the drivers would improve the smoothness of playback? Just seems odd to me as I stream nearly anything from my laptop which was the cheapest one I could find a couple years ago with a 1.7 Celeron using the GMA950 Intel video chipset. Just seems very, very odd that you'd have any trouble streaming video... at least to me.
Q6600 - 2.4GHz
ASUS P5Q SE/R
2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2800
2x80GB WD Sata Drive in RAID0
1x120GB Seagate Sata
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