Originally Posted by jfenwick
If all you're planning is multitasking then yeah, as mentioned above...any gaming? I know my primary htpc is a backup game comp for my annual LAN party but that's only 3 days a year.
I'm planning to have my laptop control my HTPC
I don't even plan on having my HTPC to have a monitor
I'm just going to set it up to be up and running
Hide it behind the desk and remote into it when I want to watch movies
Originally Posted by philbar71
my htcp is a crappy athalon XP with 512mb of ram, running on win 7 o_0
The main issue I need a powerful processor is processing compressed file.
A 16gb file takes about 20 minutes to uncompress with a Pentium 4
In my Core 2 Duo laptop, it slashes it down to less than half of that
I could only imagine what a Core 2 Quad (or athlon phenom)
I mainly want this computer to function as an HTPC and a server
Load some backups to it, compressing, uncompressing files