[mythtv-users] Recommended CPU speed

mmcconnell at uniserve.com mmcconnell at uniserve.com
Wed Mar 24 14:31:26 EST 2004

I do what you described quite well with the following;

P3 - 750
PVR 250
PVR 350 (I don't use the TVOUT)
NVidia 440 TV OUT

>From my experience using a faster hard drive was very signifigant towards boast 
the responsiveness and reducing lag during channel changing.

I'd say take a pass on the AVerMedia, as it will require that your CPU do all 
the work.

All in all, the faster the better, whatever the wallet permits! hehe


Quoting Mitko Haralanov <voidtrance at comcast.net>:

> I am trying to decide what speed CPU to get for my future MythTV box. I
> have been reading the different guides an list archives but I am still
> kind of confused.
> I am planning on getting the CHAINTECH 7NIF2 motherboard (and using the
> hw mpeg decoder of the onboard GeForce4 MX). I am also planning on
> purchasing a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250 and a AVerMedia M179 (I want to be
> able to record two streams at the same time). I plan to use the PVR-250
> for recording and the remote interface.
> Since all the encoding and decoding of the streams will be done in
> hardware, I am not going to need that fast of a CPU. However, I am going
> to be encoding 2 streams and decoding 1, all at the same time.
> I am planning on getting an AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz) CPU. Do you
> think that this would be over- or underkill.
> 	I appreciate any help!! Thanx! 
> -- 
> Mitko Haralanov
> voidtrance at comcast dot net
> http://voidtrance.home.comcast.net
> ==========================================
> Basic is a high level languish.  APL is a high level anguish.

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