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January 31, 2010 6:39:12 PM

I have a Super Micro X7DVA-8 motherboard which I previously used as a server. It has a single Intel Xeon E5310 1.6GHz CPU, though supports two CPUs. I'm now using this system as a workstation and am running 64-bit Vista. My acceptable performance "benchmark" is for it to be able to run SlingPlayer viewing an HD video stream and also function as a trading workstation (processing real-time data feeds and charting applications).
The system has 12GB of DDR2 and a nVidia Quadro graphics card, but performance is clearly CPU bound (just trying to handle the SlingPlayer video stream). Will adding another LGA 771 socket Xeon CPU make the difference I seek? If so, which one? If not, what would you recommend? Thanks!

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February 2, 2010 2:33:59 PM

cdamiker said:
I have a Super Micro X7DVA-8 motherboard which I previously used as a server. It has a single Intel Xeon E5310 1.6GHz CPU, though supports two CPUs. I'm now using this system as a workstation and am running 64-bit Vista. My acceptable performance "benchmark" is for it to be able to run SlingPlayer viewing an HD video stream and also function as a trading workstation (processing real-time data feeds and charting applications).
The system has 12GB of DDR2 and a nVidia Quadro graphics card, but performance is clearly CPU bound (just trying to handle the SlingPlayer video stream). Will adding another LGA 771 socket Xeon CPU make the difference I seek? If so, which one? If not, what would you recommend? Thanks!


Come on guys... please, I really need your help with some ideas here :( 
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February 2, 2010 11:02:00 PM

Since you obviously have an abundance of memory my thinking is that more Mhz of CPU power certainly wouldn't be a bad thing.
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