Jump to content

Upgrading to 3GHz 478


Recommended Posts

Yeah i might not be getting a new computer so i decided to invest about $75 into a new processor for my computer i currently have:


256MB ati 9550

2.4GHz pentium 4

I know it wont be a major performance increase (or will it) but i want to be able to convert video files a little bit faster. can anyone give me an estimate on how much faster files will convert. or is it proportional to 2.4GHz/3GHz (sorry I'm a noob).

But my main question is how hard will this be doing on a premade hp pavillion. Is there any settings i will have to change in my bios? I did my own video card and ram upgrade and just trying to learn a little. The expert at anything was once a beginner.....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have seen some PCMark2002 benchmarks that show the 2.4 at 5941 and the 3.0 at 7479..

I will keep looking for the content creation benchmarks..  Intel is known for it fast content creation times.. but no one seems to care anymore.. :roll:



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Going from 2.4GHz to 3.0GHz will not be a huge improvement.  If your upgrading to a processor that has hyperthreading (I think im using the right term) or other technologocial :cheesy: advancments.  Then it will be noticable.  A faster CPU even with the same video card should be a improvement.

Concerning memory,

Do some tests of your own to see what your programs use memory wise.  Maybe half gig memory for internet, 1Gig for games, 2 Gig for video editing, I dont know what you use your computer for.

PS. side note - my 3.0GHz's temp prompted me to get a case fan

and 2.4 with a 25% improvment = 3.00

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This first link did a encoding test of a 436 MB video file from 720x480 pixels to 320x240 pixels @ 30 fps & 282Kbps.



Just try the links, theres more info then I dare to type.

how hard will this be doing on a premade hp pavillion

Some companies intendionaly make it difficult for you, by using non standard screw spacings or using a uniquely shaped power connector  :undecided:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...