As I'm upgrading my PC, I've decided to probably go with an i7 over the AMD. But this would be my question. My current machine is a Q6600 (4gb). Once I plug in like 3-4 instances of Gplayer (gigastudio) and 2 of Miroslav, a few synths like Atmoshpere and Padshop and StylusRMX, add in about 4 reverbs - my CPU is at 30% (idle) and while playing back it bounces up to 60% and a few spikes every 3-4 minutes will drop out.
Will an i7 (16 gb) solve my problem?
I don't want to spend 400.00 only to see a small 10% decrease in my CPU load.
I'm trying to be wise about my purchase and this forum is my best resource.