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My HTPC has an X2 4600+ (2.46 GHz I believe) and does good for what it is. However I'm going to start using my HTPC as a media server for other PC's and DLNA equipped devices as well. Would it benefit me to upgrade to an x3 or x4? It is very likely that I will be watching Bluray's or other media while other devices are streaming from the HTPC as well.

At the most there might be 2 or 3 devices being used at the same time as the HTPC.
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My Athlon X2 7750 wasn't enough for Blu-Ray in my HTPC. I'd upgrade to a cheap Phenom II x4.
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My Athlon X2 7750 wasn't enough for Blu-Ray in my HTPC. I'd upgrade to a cheap Phenom II x4.

ummm i have a htpc with a 7750
runs 1080p bluray flawlessly with igp hd3300
and 4gb ddr2 1066. just sayin
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ummm i have a htpc with a 7750
runs 1080p bluray flawlessly with igp hd3300
and 4gb ddr2 1066. just sayin
But is it streaming media? I think that's what the OP wants to do. Mine runs Blu-Ray fine (I should have clarified in my last post). When I start to stream to other devices (other PCs, an XBOX in a different room) is when it bogs down.
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But is it streaming media? I think that's what the OP wants to do. Mine runs Blu-Ray fine (I should have clarified in my last post). When I start to stream to other devices (other PCs, an XBOX in a different room) is when it bogs down.
it streams to my daughters laptop without bogging down. i can watch a movie on my pc at the same time but sometimes there are frame skips.
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i'm assuming streaming would be more effected by network bandwidth than anything else. my media server is running a Sempron 3400+ and I haven't had any issues with stuttering.
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Well, I guess it's time for me to reformat
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My Athlon X2 7750 wasn't enough for Blu-Ray in my HTPC. I'd upgrade to a cheap Phenom II x4.
I ran a Sempron 140 unlocked to X2 and it played Blu Rays perfectly with an HD4200 IGP.
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I ran a Sempron 140 unlocked to X2 and it played Blu Rays perfectly with an HD4200 IGP.
isnt blu ray on these igp hd4200 done by gpu anyway?
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Bluray playback is great. I have a 4850 1GB HDMI in the HTPC so it's got plenty of grunt and my cpu usage with Bluray is usually only around 25-30%. I just want to ensure if I have 1-2 more PC's streaming video from my HTPC that my Bluray or MKV or whatever will not be choppy.
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