ryszard99 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 06:34:16 EDT 2004
ok, more is not always better for everyone.
it looks like i can save some cash on the processor then, that sounds good.
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 12:10:31 +0200, Asciimonster
<asciimonster at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> Ryszard wrote:
> >I'm thinking of building a mythtv box, i've got in mind the pundit-r,
> >hauppage 350 etc etc, and am wondering about processor speed, of
> >course more is always better.
> >i'm thinking of a celeron 2,4 for about 65-75 euro (in holland)
> >is it enuff?
> Well, only if you use the TV-out (module ivtv-fb) of the PVR 350. I have
> a PIII 1 GHz with a PVR 250 and 350 and that runs at 6% CPU maximum. The
> hard disk (transfer speed) is the limiting factor, however.
> And I must object to the phrase "more is better" because more also means
> more fans. The newest compu's have 5 or more fans, giving rise to the
> 747 effect (the noise of a starting 747). Luckily my PIII only has 2 and
> the noise is quite bearable.
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