Originally posted by CharredPC
Just built a new box myself and will be trying Camtasia out on it... will post the results. It's an AMD X2 5200+ @ 2.81GHz, with 2GB of DDR2 800 ram. I expect it to run a heck of a lot better than my aging Athlon64 3000+ @ 2.3GHz with 1GB of DDR 400
I never could get my 3000+ past 2000 Mhz and it's glitchy at that. I think about anything that gets past 2500 Mhz is gonna be the ticket.
I'm using a 3000+ for a PVR with Beyond TV. It's underpowered when handling HDTV.
For our exact purpose, I'm thinking that the fastest clock is gonna be the winner. That's why I'm thinking Pentium Ds might make the best encoding machine.
My best machine is currently an X2 3800. I can push it to 2.2 Ghz, so that helps, but I'm wondering if a 3.4 Ghz Pentium D wouldn't be better, since we are only using 32 bit software.
Using mencoder under FC6-64 will allow me to make Divx videos real quick with the X2 processor (since the newest hack will allow dual core use), but running 32 bit windows it's a slug.
I don't have any data about this, but I'm wondering if these high speed 32bit chips might be better, because 64 bit is absolutely useless and dual core under windows is hardly taking advantage of processor potential.