I’m looking for some advice on upgrading my PC. I currently use a Q6600 2.4 Quad Core and when I load 2 sessions of Gplayer (fully loaded orchestra) and 2 sessions of Miroslav (orchestra) with about 4 Melda Convolution reverbs running in FX Tracks My CPU usage bounces between 30%-50%.
If I upgraded to an i7 Quad 3.6 would that decrease my cpu load by a significant percentage or would it only have a slight difference?
I don’t want to drop 400 bones and find my Q6600 was only 5% less powerful than my new rig.
My other option is to buy a Asus deluxe motherboard and Overclock my Q6600 to somewhere around 3.8 ghz. That’s a cheaper option and it may be just as fruitful. To be honest I don’t know and I’m hoping someone who’s already done massive homework or has good experience and wisdom here might help.