[mythtv] SMP and harware Recommendations

mythtv-dev@snowman.net mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 15:19:25 -0400

I've been silently watching MythTV for a week or so now and have read all of the mailing list archive so far but one of my main questions hasn't been addressed so here goes ...

I've recently built a new system so my old Dual PIII 450 has become available for playing.  I was thinking of using it for a MythTV box and have been wondering if it will be up to the task.  

Dual PIII 450MHz 100MHz FSB
703MB PC100+ ram
13GB 7200rpm (I think) ATA66 disk (for now)
Soundblaster PCI 128 
ATI AIW Rage128 (I know they don't play nice)

My questions are 

1.  Will MythTV take advantage of the Dual processors?

2.  Since the AIW card isn't going to be nice would a GF4MX and an ATI TV-wonder be a good pair (I'm trying to stay near $100 to replace the AIW and tigerdirect.com has both) or would I really be better off with the GF4MX and a Hauppauge card?

2a.  If I should get a Hauppauge card (which I'm not against since I grew up near Hauppauge on Long Island) which one should I get?

I think that's all for now.  Love the looks of the project.  Nice to see a project under such active development.