So after 4 years, my 2.4c @ 3.5ghz finally died !!!

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  1. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Running at almost 100% the whole time doing Distributed.net, folding and video stuff, etc.... then, I left on business this last week and turned up the AC in the house to 85 (big mistake) :wtc:...........

    Dead when I came back home. Popped in a old 1.8 and back in business but that damn IC7-G is ROCK solid :bowdown:

    Time for a upgrade? or score another Northwood on Ebay?
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You're talking about a Pentium 4, right?

    Time for an upgrade, I say. Keep the machine as a backup with the 1.8 in it, and get something newer.
     
  3. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Yeah, but I already have 4 towers here in my office..

    1 SAN/RAID
    1 Game Machine (this one has the most power)
    1 Workstation (the one that fried)...
    1 Linux system in a SGI case.

    Dunno.. maybe consolidate the game/workstation into 1 but its nice to compress HD video and play a game at the same time..
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Get a dual-core machine, or even quad-core, and a bit more memory to go with it. With resources properly-allocated and process priority set just right, you'll be able to run the game with zero lag and use all the spare power to compress video. I've got a nice little program for allocating cores and setting process priority that I've been looking for a beta tester for, if you're interested in giving it a shot.
     
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    Screw P4s, hot, energy hungry wastes IMO

    Upgrade
     
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    quad core FTW
     
  7. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Linux or Wintel?

    Most of the time, I'm compressing High-Def TS (transport-stream/ raw video) into Mpeg-4/Divx/Xvid and other formats. My Conroe does a nice job with TMPGEnc 4 Xpress and it really chews it up on Window's Media Encoder for Xbox-360 HD encodes....

    but the guys on HD-bits that have quad-cores (AMD/Intel) say it's the only way to go... They are compressing 30-70gb TS's to 4-8gb vids in 1-3hrs:o

    and Divx/Xvid HD-DVD's/Blu-Ray's in 1hr flat down to a 4gb DVD :bowdown:

    Hello Kentsfield !!!
     
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    fawk. I need a new comp. It's either my dual monitors or my p4 that is heating the sh!t up out of my room. Last week I used my laptop only and with my desktop on this week, I started to notice the heat.
     

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