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

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Sat Dec 4 17:43:06 UTC 2004

Michael Segulja wrote:

> 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
General crashing problems: 

1.  Power supply (cheap taiwan or good us built?)
2.  Ram
3.   Heat issue.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list