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Old 07-11-2004, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys Ive just built an AMD Athlon System for my self recently and here are the specs

Ipex t400 Case kind of outgrown it .
Amd Athlon XP 2400+
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And you see with this Pc i Burn dvds and all that it take about 1hour and six minutes to burn on dvd but.

But I want to upgrade my pc to be able to copy dvds around 15-20 minutes at most.

I just want to know what should i upgrade Should I get an Amd Athlon 2800+ or just get a gig of ram.

Plz I need help realy bad 1 hour is to long.
I've only got $300 to spend and no more
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get yourself an 8x DVD writer.
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Yes upgrading your processor will help indeed!
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If i get the 2800+ Processor will it do the encoding faster and encode the video in 15-20 mintues at most
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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much to my annoyance, i must admit that P4's are better at encoding than AMD's. im not telling u to change to a P4 but i thought i would just point that out. but get a better CPU and then an 8x DVD burner.
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Old 07-11-2004, 09:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My uncle copies DVD's in 15 minutes per, his computer is 500MHz Duron with 384MB memory SDRAM PC100. Upgrading the processor won't help you burn DVD's quicker.

I thought from the original post that you want to burn DVD's quicker?
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Old 07-11-2004, 12:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i dunno bout the processor but getting a faster dvd burner will show improvements
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Old 07-12-2004, 06:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My uncle copies DVD's in 15 minutes per, his computer is 500MHz Duron with 384MB memory SDRAM PC100. Upgrading the processor won't help you burn DVD's quicker.
Sorry, i got a bit off topic there, Intel procesors encode faster, but that will not necesarily increase burn speed, an 8x dvd burner, however, will.
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Why spend all that money on a new proc when all you need is a faster burner (8x)
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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to right you are 105, just get an 8x burner and that'll do the trick, don't buy a new cpu, you don't have to. unless you want to burn some money and buy a better one, lol.
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