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Hey guys, I have the AMD Phenom X3 8450 (2.1GHZ) I basically use to stream video to my PS3. Should I upgrade the cpu and if so to what. Rest of system is listed in profile I believe. Thanks in advance to all who reply
 

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Transcoding or just streaming?
 

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Are you having performance issues? If it ain't broke don't fix it! (Who am I kidding this is OCN, but in this case that holds true)
 

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You have a Phenom I OP

And yes you should upgrade your CPU. You should get a Phenom II 720 ($105) it also wouldn't hurt to get a better video card. I suggest a 4670 if all you plan on doing is streaming video.
 

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1. Pao and Silverpotato changed the cpu, thanks
2. Am planning on using Nero Media Home 4, and am format all media to a format that compatible to with the PS3.
3. I am using wireless at this time.
4. I have upgraded the HD in the PS# to 250gb, it's just sometimes I don't have the time to do the transfers to the PS3.
5. Why upgrade the Video Cards as I don't look at movies nor games on the computer?
 

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Agrred with ^, streaming video does not even require a GPU period, you could do it without any graphics at all provided there wouldn't need to be any user interaction with the system
 

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If it is lagging or such, it is more than likely because of the wireless. How far apart are the computer and the ps3? What kind of router are you using? G or N
Is it possible to run cat5 to it. I would try that first and see if it is better. I use to stream to my 360 with my old computer x64 2.0 and it streamed fine.
 

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Yes there is some stuttering of the video on occasion.
The router is set for B,G, and N I get signal strength reading of 73. I have the setup to sent through the house wiring, maybe I'll try that?
how speed would I gain in going from 2.1 to 2.8 (AMD 740)as that is the processor that was mentioned that I should change to?
Thanks again for your time and input.
 

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Streaming does not require much CPU power (a 1GHz Atom could handle it). However, transcoding will need CPU power...

So what are you doing?
 
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