Celeron CPU in a HTPC?

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  1. Moosevender

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    I have a socket 478 board lying about unused (ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe) and was thinking about using it as a base for a HTPC.

    I already have a 3.2Ghz P4 so I know from experience I dont really want to be putting a high end P4 in a HTPC if I want to keep it cool(er) and quiet.

    What are your opinions on the Celeron D CPUs? Will they be up to the job?
     
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    As long as you use a decent graphics card which accelerates whatever you're trying to play, it doesn't really matter what processor you use. The only real exception is if you want to use ffdshow to upscale DVDs - that eats multiple Ghz of processor power without batting an eyelid.
     
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    Thats something I would like to do actually, I suppose I could use my 3.2Ghz P4 and replace that with a Celeron. I tend to use my PC for work and internet recently anyway.

    Just concerned about things getting a little toasty thats all.
     

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