[mythtv-users] Getting OT: What size power supply for this backend...

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Dec 13 23:57:10 UTC 2006

David Whyte wrote:
> On 12/13/06, jack snodgrass <mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com> wrote:
>> if you system is flaky... I'd look at other things before I looked
>> at the power supply.
> Hi Jack,
> Thanks for the reply.  The reason I decided to start with the PSU is
> because it is cheaper to replace the PSU before I go replacing the
> whole mobo/cpu and probably memory setup.
> I have paid AU $114 for an Antec True Power 2.0 450Watt!  It should be
> ample good enough and will work beautifully with any new mobo I might
> have to get if switching out the PSU doesn't seem to fix the issue.

I'd give some thought to getting a PSU which is efficient. We Mythtv'ers 
tend to leave our machines on 24/7...a MB which throttles down and a PSU 
which reacts accordingly would be good. My Via MB takes so little I 
hardly care... I think the stereo uses more!

But a more efficient PSU also means less heat which means less fan etc. 
etc. etc...

Look for a MB which can take a Pentium M as in Mary chip. That is the 
low wattage version. Slightly less speed/cpu power but waaaaayyyy less heat.

Of course if you live in Britain, you may want a room heater.

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