[mythtv-users] Performance really sucks here :(

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Wed Oct 13 21:24:15 UTC 2004

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Christoffer Kjølbæk wrote:

> Hi
> I think I have some problem with my installation here. I used Jarods
> guide, on an Epia Via M10000n with a Hauppauge PVR-250.
> Everything works, but it is slow! My CPU is 1GHz. Ripping a CD to oog,
> takes about 30-60 minutes, when the is doing nothing but ripping.
> When I use mythgallery watching pictures, it takes about 1-1½sec to
> switch between picture. If I am watching the command "top" at the same
> time, mythfrontend uses about 80% of the CPU.
> Last, but not least, when I just press key-down, to move focus in the
> menu, mythfrontend uses 80% of the CPU, and it takes about ½ sec.
> Is this normal, or do I just have a problem? I can also say, that I have
> constantly harddrive activity. The hdd-led is flashing all the time.
> Hope someone can help, cause I really love my box, except for the
> performance :)
> regards
> Christoffer

I have never used an Epia system, but it sounds to me like you don't have
enough RAM.  If you have insufficient RAM, your system will end up swapping
a lot, and it will kill your performance.


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