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so another one of my boy comes with a stupid statement. Well I think its stupid. He told me he has a 2.6ghz quad core cpu and he video edits. I told him why not overclock it to over 3.6 and get his video processed faster; he tells me that the processor speed doesn't matter only the cores. Is he right?
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then tell him to take his core speed lower than 2.6 and let him edit to find out
    
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He is wrong. If you're encoding video, higher clocks definitely help. (Well, higher CPU throughput. A 2.4 GHz C2D would easily beat a 3.4 GHz P4)
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Ofcourse speed matters.
     
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These are one of the few common tasks that really can utilize 100% of a CPU (assuming there is enough RAM).
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He is wrong. If you're encoding video, higher clocks definitely help. (Well, higher CPU throughput. A 2.4 GHz C2D would easily beat a 3.4 GHz P4)
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Ofcourse speed matters.
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These are one of the few common tasks that really can utilize 100% of a CPU (assuming there is enough RAM).


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absolutely , tell him to get his proccy running at 1ghz and let him see the difference for himself.....well all i can say is while iam doing it all 8 threads are on 100% load which proves that video editing is cpu heavy......or just make him see this thread,,,,lol
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