I'm in the process of getting a hackintosh built on the Core 2 Quad (what a stupid name) Q6600. I've been using a 1.66 gHz Core Duo Mini for the bulk of my DVD conversion work. The Mini has about a 1:1 transcode ratio - a 1 hour video takes about 1 hour to transcode with Handbrake. However, tonight I discovered that my $1,000 hackintosh will do 1 hour of video in 12 minutes, and Activity Monitor shows quite clearly that Handbrake uses all 4 cores (around 315%). Dyna or anyone else care to verify or comment?