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Heh, the one in my kid's room built with leftover parts is an AMD athlon X2 @3.2 with cool and quiet turned on. I almost always stays below 3.2. Ram is run of the mil 4 gigs, uses on board video and get this: has two IDE hard drives in it! IDE! Literally has no effect on channel changing speed. That's running off the HDHomerun (over the network at 100 mbps). Crappy $60 motherboard too! Plays HD cable just fine and streams HD movies from my box downstairs without a hiccup. Hell, the main HTPC is using a 3.2 Phenom II 555 dual core, which is basically the same chip with a L3 cache (although it is overclocked, but it rarely ramps up speed as well). Dual core would be just fine.

To the point, it's the tuner that does the channel changing, not the pc.
Edited by Cavey00 - 6/8/13 at 1:23pm
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