Need to know if a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5Ghz 6MB L2 Cache 1333MHz Socket775 SLAWE SLAMX 64Bit Desktop OEM processor would be a good upgrade from a e 2200 2.2 cpu? Could grab it for $99 or so and was wondering if this is a decent step up... I know I3 and such are relatively cheap but this computer( m 9702 a4u was free and has been a rock solid server running whs 2011,and still has plenty of room to keep adding hard drives for my needs.
Just i've added some roku boxes and when I transcode thru Plex i see 95-100% cpu usage..Movie never pauses or anything,but I'm sure if kids tried to watch 2 movies thru Plex(2 different rokus at same time) it could be bad.. So wondering if throwing in a cpu like the one mentioned would give me decent headroom in you guys opinion,or is it a waste of time and I need to save up for a new machine to use as a server?
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