[mythtv-users] [OT] Recommended Motherboard/Chipset

Michael Segulja msegulja at lmdcs.com
Sat Dec 4 15:47:50 UTC 2004

I know this question has probably been asked a million times, but 
motherboards and chipsets change so fast, I'm curious to see what you 
would recommend as a good motherboard for Myth if you were going to buy 
one today?  Also, which chipset?  It seems like the NForce2 would be the 
best support for both Linux and Myth?  What about NForce3?

I already have a Myth frontend/backend box running fairly well, but it 
could be better so I want to upgrade.  I'll probably keep my current 
system as the backend and set up the new system as the frontend.  I'm 
not interested in all the peripherals right now, just what 
motherboard/chipset I should go with.  I want to be able to run digital 
audio to my amp so the amp can decode Dolby Digital 5.1, so that's the 
only requirement really.  I'm not sure if it's best to do that with the 
built-in audio if it supports it, or go with an add-in sound card like 
an Audigy or something?

Thanks for your advice.  Hopefully I'm not too much off-topic here but I 
know there are those of you out there running stable Myth systems?  
What's the secret?  My current system is a Gigabyte motherboard w/ AMD 
2100+ and 512MB RAM, and it crashes a lot while watching live tv or 
recording tv.

Anyway, thanks again.


Michael Segulja
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