I want to upgrade my CPU. Just wondering what you would recommend. I don't need to go for a low power cpu because my case is large with plenty of fans/airflow and is already quiter than the fan in my AV receiver. So No point spending the extra $$$ on a low power chip. I'm currently using an AMD X2 4200+ with stock cooling. Using coreavc my cpu useage is 80% on live TV (1920x1080 Display) but occasionally it is a bit sluggish so i want a bit more spare cpu power.
Not sure if a triple core would be faster than a similar priced faster dual core.
Was thinking of
$100 = X2 5000+
$145 = Phenom 8450
$158 = X2 6000+