I forgot about that.....I have halved my time to encode with this new PC but I think convertx exploits the 4 cores,is it just that most programs aren't designed with quad cores in mind yet?
I loaded the optimized defaults in my bios and it seems to be running better now.
I would never try to overclock,I looked into it with my first processor which was an e2180 and was put off the idea almost instantly after reading some of the jargon
I am using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit now and I have noticed a big improvement with the operating system alone.
I was going to build a new PC for myself (I'm bursting to try a build from scratch!) but I got this budget one for a good price and I can always upgrade the parts on this later on when I have some dosh.
Before I purchased it I read some good reviews of this processor then after getting it,I read some more reviews saying that it is a dud.(just my luck!)
Everything is obviously fine with it,it's just me worrying as usual.