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Discussion in 'Mainboards / CPU / RAM' started by swinghead, May 2, 2005.

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    Which CPU is recommend for MP? I am thinking about a Athlon 64. Or is the performance of a AMD Semperon god enough for MP?


     
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    For a quiet system a Sempron is powerful enough. Got a 2600+ myself and it basically puts out no heat (40C full load with the stock heatsink). A copper heatsink would probably suffice with no/low speed fan. Its nice and zippy for MP and works well with 2 tuners (1 analogue, 1 dvb - soon to be 2).
     
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    See my sig. it performs really well. Timeshift, playback and DVD's all work flawlessly with my simple system.
     
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    Dont know anything about AMD, but ....

    I use a Celeron D320/2.4Ghz/533FSB in my Pundit-R; works great for MP.

    Before that I used an P4/1.5Ghz/400FSB in the same box; works ok for viewing tv/dvd BUT the guide was a bit slow when navigation throu the channels, so I guess the "Intel way" is >2.0Ghz/533 FSB.

    What REALLY is importent is having a HARDWARE encoder TV-card, like fx. a Hauppage PVR-150/500 since this has more impact on how the system works than using a software encoding card and a Athlon64 / P4HT processor.

    In fact i would say that my older P4/1.5Ghz + PVR150 works better than a P4/3.xGhZ HT-processor and a software TV-Card - for recording anyway :)
     
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    WishyWashy's suggestion to go for a Thunderbird 1.4Ghz is not such a good choice, since that is one of the most heat producing AMD cores. :eek:
    1.4 Ghz should suffice though
     
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