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I have an old AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.7 ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103210
Should I use this processor or get a better one ? I want to build a HTPC pc with old parts that i have
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For a HTPC that processor will be fine paired with an AMD card like a 6450 for HD playback.
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yeah, that will work fine. I have a Athlon X2 4800 in my HTPC and its fine so you will definitely be fine
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Also I have this old video card is not that fancy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130313

I want a better one! hey jammo2k5 will that card you said well play hd content well?
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Originally Posted by fritx View Post
Also I have this old video card is not that fancy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130313

I want a better one! hey jammo2k5 will that card you said well play hd content well?
Yes the 6450 is perfect for HTPC use it is basically what the card was designed to do.
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Well it seems thats the only thing I would need to buy and pair it with more ram
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post #7 of 9
keep it and use it
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i'm running a 2600 in mine!
 
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I was using a 3400+ 2.4GHz with a GeForce 7400GT (AGP baby!) and the only time it dropped frames was watching HD YouTube/Vimeo vids. HTPC's are not resource intensive at all and since video is 2D, you don't need much for a video-card either.
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