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April 30, 2013 4:44:23 AM

i have a pentium d 3.0 with 2gb ram a radeon 5550 video card with 1gb, running windows 7. running flash video sights my cpu is running at almost 100%. the audio gets static and poping when the cpu gets over 95%. it only runs less than 50% on non flash sights like netflix. the computer is only used for streaming in my home theater. i have tried different browsers and different versions of flah whit same results. is it just the processor cant keep up. should i up grade to a newer faster pc for my home theater.

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April 30, 2013 4:58:31 AM

saint1000 said:
i have a pentium d 3.0 with 2gb ram a radeon 5550 video card with 1gb, running windows 7. running flash video sights my cpu is running at almost 100%. the audio gets static and poping when the cpu gets over 95%. it only runs less than 50% on non flash sights like netflix. the computer is only used for streaming in my home theater. i have tried different browsers and different versions of flah whit same results. is it just the processor cant keep up. should i up grade to a newer faster pc for my home theater.


If you need a faster CPU then get a Core 2 Quad CPU or if you go upgrade to a newer PC, so what is your budget?.
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April 30, 2013 5:02:50 AM

If you're dissatisfied, which you seem to be, with your CPU's performance, then you have enough reason to upgrade.
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April 30, 2013 5:04:28 AM

If you have a monitor, keyboard, and OS then you can make a $400 rig that is great for home theater.
AMD makes APUs which are essentially good GPUs bundled with their CPUs.
Example build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.79 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.67 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($38.54 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $401.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-30 08:03 EDT-0400)
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April 30, 2013 5:38:28 AM


Before making the leap, I would suggest verifying that your rig has properly enabled the AMD media codec package.

That said, I've got an AMD A10 5700 Trinity APU. It's sweet, and cool :) 

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April 30, 2013 5:38:44 AM


The big hype today in the computer tech world is the quad core CPU. It is advertised with speed of 2.4 or 2.66GHZ. An old P4 chip can get 3.0GHz. Is there anything faster than 3.0GHZ? I found a dual core CPU with a E6850 that has a speed of 3.0GHZ. I do not want to overclock my CPU. What is the fastest factory CPU?
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April 30, 2013 6:08:19 AM

i just thought a 3.0 pentium d would be fast enough. i dont know why i twould take 100% of cpu for flash video when silerlight only uses less than 50%.
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April 30, 2013 6:10:10 AM

Wisecracker said:

.. I would suggest verifying that your rig has properly enabled the AMD media codec package.



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