Hi, I have recently started streaming on Twitch.TV but my computer can not handle streaming at high qualities. I am a complete newbie to upgrading CPU's (I dont have a clue TBH). I am wondering what would be the best possible CPU upgrade to improve my streaming capabilities.
Note: I do not want to spend much more than £80 or $120.
Ok, but as far as streaming is concerned, I have heard that a quad core processor helps greatly. So how would this compare to overclocking my current cpu.
Yes a quad will be better. By overclocking one can expect a 15% to 30% better performance depending on the application, cooling, etc. - and overclocking does not require you to spend any money; time yes. Woth looking into.
Sorry I do not know if I have been unclear but, I wanted to improve ME streaming using x-split and arcsoft total media exstreme. As far as I am aware upgrading my graphics card will have little to no effect on my streaming capabilities. I have already upgraded my GPU previously to a radeon HD 5450 which is handling fine. I am however limited to very low streaming quality options and I have to drop my resolution down considerably. This results in a very poor stream. I have already checked my ACTUAL internet connection/bandwitch for the stream settings I want and it works perfectly so I have already eliminated that. I think the reason why my bandwidth was so low on the cnet test was because my home internet was fairly congested (I have just checked again and got more than double).
Are you watching TV on Twitch.TV or playing games?
I think both require a better video card
I am streaming me playing games. However I do not play the games on my pc I use a HD-PVR to capture my PS3 gameplay. I then stream that picture using X-split. I could be having a dumb moment but from what I have read, upgrading the graphics card does nothing.