Duron for video?
I've got an aging Athlon XP 2000+ CPU. It was great when I got it two years ago, but now it's just plain boring. I'm looking to upgrade to something newer for a small amount of money.
The cheapest option I have is the Duron Applebred 1.8GHz. I've got an excellent heatsink/fan unit, and people have achieved overclocks of 2.0-2.4GHz on air cooling with this proc. This is what I aim to do. Those who have an OC'ed Applebred say that it's just as fast as an equivalent Thoroughbred. However, I can't take their word for it when it comes to video editing: Most OCers don't do video editing. My only concern is that with just 64K of L2 cache, video editing will be considerably slower than with a CPU like the Thoroughbred with 256K of L2.
Can anyone confirm this? Does the L2 cache not make a difference in video editing? Any help would be appreciated!
AMD Sempron 2600+ (Socket 754; 1.6GHz)
768MB Crucial PC2100 (I know, I really need PC3200 :()
ATI Radeon 9200