[mythtv-users] Pundit Setup

Ashley Bostock abostock at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 17:06:42 EDT 2004

If its just to be used as a dedicated myth box then yes 2ghz is fine,
the celeron runs nice and cool keeping the fan speed down and
therefore the noise level.  the nova-t cards use hardly any cpu when
recording shows as the dvb stream is already recieved as mpg and is
dealt with the hardware on the card.  cpu is only needed for
reencoding video and/or watching it back, so go for faster if you
want, just dont go too fast, as generally the faster the cpu the
hotter it will get and therefore the faster the fan will spin, meaning
a louder box.

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:58:11 +0100, Stephen Tait <tait at digitallaw.co.uk> wrote:
> At 19:13 22/09/2004, you wrote:
> >That helps a lot :) Thanks for your time! I'll go for it then I reckon
> >:)  you sure the 2ghz celeron's enough? I might up it just a bit to be
> >on the safe side anyway ?
> >-ciran
> Personally, I'd go for a lower clocked Pentium with a Northwood core if you
> can find one. Admittedly, they're like rocking horse poo, but you'll end up
> with a cooler chip that'll be equally powerful to a 2GHz celery. According
> to newegg, a 2GHz celery'll cost you twice as much as a 2.2GHz P4. Argh!
> If money is an object, a celery'll do you fine, but don't expect it to be
> any good at media encoding and compiling and other multimedia related
> stuff. For TV playback (HDTV excepted) it's more than adequate.
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