[mythtv-users] Pentium M

gad at jetcom.org gad at jetcom.org
Fri Jun 10 15:37:36 UTC 2005

Quoting David Kyle <david.kyle at gmail.com>:

> Has anybody had success with 1.7 Ghz?  The price difference between
> 1.7 and 2.0 is pretty big (about $200 from what I've found)... So it
> would be nice to know if the extra .3 Ghz is necessary.  I guess if
> 1.3 can do 720p, I'd imagine 1.7 could do 1024i.  But does anyone know
> for sure?

I don't know.  I'd guess it *might* work on the 1.8, I don't know about 
the 1.7.

The 1.3 doing 720p is marginal. The processor is very stressed there. 
I'm sure that there could be occasional glitches. I don't use it very 
often, since it requires me to plug in the cat-5, since the g wireless 
can't keep up. I think I could optimize the wireless, but it's 
currently not worth the effort. I've been waiting for the prices on the 
1.8 or 2.0 to come down before I upgrade my laptop, for patio HD 
viewing ;)

Myth may be able to be optimized more.  One issue is that it's more 
like a pentium 3, than a pentium 4, tho it does support features of the 
4, like sse2. In newer gcc's (>=3.4) there is a pentiumM march.

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