[mythtv-users] Celeron OK?

Anil Gupte anil-list at icinema.com
Sat Aug 20 03:36:35 UTC 2005

I will look ino the Northwoods thing, but it may be too late.  I am going to be 
using a Hauppauge PVR-350, so CPU should not be a problem.

In fact the problem I have is that I cannot find an older P3 or P2 chip or even 
a motherboard to match.  I would much rather build a system with a 1.2 Ghz chip, 
because I am convinced anything more is overkill.  It is interesting how Intel 
kills off the old chips (I am sure they buy back or take back older chips) so as 
not to let it affect the prices of the new chips.

Thanx for the help and advice.

Anil Gupte

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick" <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Celeron OK?

On 8/18/05, Christopher David Petersen
<christopher.david.petersen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/17/05, Nick <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 8/17/05, Anil Gupte <anil-list at icinema.com> wrote:
> > > I am going to build a system with a Celeron 2.6 socket 775 - any known
> problems
> > > with that?
> >
> > For DVB (records stream directly to disk) and ivtv (PVR card encodes
> > video and audio) it'll be more than fine, as these cards work with
> > minimal CPU power. The only problem I can see is perhaps 1080i HDTV or
> > if you're doing excessive CPU-based tasks at the same time.
> >
> > (Like Phill, I'm also running a 2.4 CelD with DVB and ivtv cards)

> For less heat and noise a Celeron Northwood would be better. Starmicro has
> Celeron 2.6 Northwoods for $65. Granted, it's a socket 478 chip so if you've
> already purchased your motherboard my suggestion is useless.

This info is definitely worth taking heed of. I couldn't easily source
a Northwood for my system, but they have a significantly lower thermal
rating than the newer Prescott chips, meaning you can run a noticeably
cooler and quieter system. After modding my Pundit-R system though
with new fans for the CPU and PSU though, it's still very quiet.

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