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May 4, 2011 9:49:40 PM

I currently have an aspire t180. It has a athlon 64 3800 in it. When I capture video the computer slows and gets hot. I have two options. A local seller has a athlon 64x2 6400 for 90 dollars. I'm not sure if I should upgrade to that or purchase a new CPU and mobo.
I was possibly thinking of buying an i5 or i7. If I do go this routei want to make sure I don't buy a combination that will be outdated soon. I am a newb at this so be easy on me lol. Thx.

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May 4, 2011 11:05:40 PM

Well, if you get any CPU worth buying now, you will need new RAM, and maybe a HDD, and optical drive. The other Athlon is not worth $90. What is your budget?
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May 4, 2011 11:14:02 PM

HostileDonut said:
Well, if you get any CPU worth buying now, you will need new RAM, and maybe a HDD, and optical drive. The other Athlon is not worth $90. What is your budget?

I'm looking to spend around 350. All I think I will need is a new mobo CPU and ram. I will use my 500 watt psu, my 1tb sata hdd, and optical drives. Lmk if I'm missing something. I can spend more if needed.
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May 4, 2011 11:43:34 PM

My good friend gave me another option. He has a pc with a core 2 duo. It's a 2.66ghz with 4 gb of ram. It has a 500 gb hdd and is in one of those cool led clear cases. Will that pc handle the video capturing? He wants 200
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May 5, 2011 12:18:43 AM

What exactly is video capturing? If it what I think it is, it needs a lot of CPU power.
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May 5, 2011 1:10:26 AM

HostileDonut said:
What exactly is video capturing? If it what I think it is, it needs a lot of CPU power.

I am recording my mothers home movies from camcorder and VHS to the computer. Once I hit record the processor jumps to 100% and computer just runs super slow. When converting the video it does the same. I think the athlon is just going past it's limits.
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May 5, 2011 2:49:36 AM

Is it like video encoding? If yes, then you should be looking at a core i7 2600, or core i5 2500. You will need new RAM too. If I were you, I would get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All for $282.53. That is a six-core CPU that should tackle just about whatever you through at it. If you need any higher, the core i5 is the next best option.
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