[mythtv] Hardware requirements confusion

Merle Reine merle.reine at lindows.com
Tue Feb 4 13:17:49 EST 2003

I have installed the latest CVS on a Epia M9000 and it runs fine.  The
epia-6000 runs slow though.  Of course, my dual processor plus raid
system at home works even better but for the price, the Epia is worth it
in my humble opinion.

On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 10:19, Micah Morton wrote:

> A while back I bookmarked a site that somebody linked on here.  A site
> with a hardware database of mythtv/freevo users. Most of the systems were
> under 1ghz and a LOT of them were 450's and around there.. A while back
> somebody said that the EPIA 933mhz M9000 motherboard would be
> insufficient.. but how is a 450 sufficient and a 933 not?  I know the C3
> is a lesser processor by far, but it does have kernel support and can't be
> THAT much slower to where a 933 is slower than a PII 450.  There are a LOT
> of under 1ghz machines out there for cheap! (800mhz would be ideal for
> cost) and it would be nice to be able to use a 800mhz box.
> For example. In my lab here at Intel, an engineer brought in a Compaq
> Deskpro EN for testing. Its small, vcr-sized case would make a perfect
> candidate for this project. This one runs around 550mhz, however some of
> them are 800mhz (and a 1ghz model for a lot more money).. On ebay, I've
> seen the 800mhz model as low as 120bucks with only several hours
> remaining.  These boxes would make nice set-top boxes.. I'm just concerned
> about performance.
> Thanks in advance for any information!
> --Micah Morton
> --Linux Network Test Engineer
> --Intel Corp
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Merle Reine <merle.reine at lindows.com>
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