[mythtv-users] Anyone using mythtv on Athlon64 system ?

Maarten mythtv at ultratux.org
Fri Oct 15 23:23:42 UTC 2004

Thanks for all the replies guys !

I had to scrap the idea of buying an athlon 64 today as the only CPU in stock 
was a high-end one and I wasn't prepared to spend upward of $500 on the 
board-CPU combo. Not without a _very_ significant speed improvement versus my 
current -by no means slow- athlon 2600+ at least.
So how fast does it feel in native 64bit mode ?  I've read some horror stories 
about the athlon 64 speed in a laptop forum where they basically said it 
'felt' like a pentium III.  That was not encouraging, even if that was 
probably just some bug in specific hardware (reportedly ACPI-related).

But since I do software-encoding, no PVRx50s here, I'd sure like to know if 
the eventual upgrade to an athlon 64 is worthwhile, both stability- and 
speed-wise.  It would be awesome to be able run two bttv cards at full 720 
resolution :-)   (yeah, I know that may be over-optimistic...)


On Friday 15 October 2004 22:23, Martin Ebourne wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 07:55, Maarten wrote:
> > Due to some hardware failure(s) I'm looking into a new mainboard.
> > Is mythtv fully compatible with the athlon64 CPU ?  Experiences ?
> > (planning to use SuSE 9.0 or 9.1)
> I'm using myth on Athlon64 and I'm very happy with it.
> Using FC2 and the atrpms, all true 64 bit. The only thing I don't get is
> MythMusic since it's 32bit only. I get the impression from scanning the
> dev list that'll be sorted in the not too distant future though.
> I'm using Nova-T with G550 on a Gigabyte K8T800 uATX board. The
> processor rarely comes out of 1GHz cool & quiet mode even when watching
> & recording.
> Unlike Brad Fuller MythWeather works fine for me.
> Cheers,
> Martin.


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