Re: CPU upgrade for Acer 5100 notebook?
I hadn't checked the HD ones before, but I am glad I stumbled across this thread cause I just tried and they are pretty sweet.
Originally Posted by Lenny
I didn't have an issue with playback from my workstation. A Dell D630 with Intel 965 video and a Core 2 Duo processor at 2.0GHz connected to a Cisco wireless AP. I ran it full screen, (not on a TV mind you), and the iexplore.exe process was running at a steady 17% of CPU usage (I also set the iexplore task priority to real-time). Guess what I'm really getting at is it just seems odd that processing power would be your limiting factor. I would think more along the lines of either bandwidth (which has been ruled out by your desktop on your network not having the issue) or some configuration related issue. I'll have to try my Celeron to see what I can get out of it, but I just don't see HD video consuming your resources for playback. If it were encoding, I could definitely see it. But playback I can't see requiring much, if anything. I mean, if a 500MHz AMD K6-2 can allow playback of DVD content which is roughly 4-7gb worth of data for 2 hours of video, a 1.6GHz CPU should be sufficient for playback of 16gb worth of data. I haven't tried it, but I would certainly think it could process without issue.
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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