[mythtv-users] PCChips Geode MoBo?

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 29 16:22:59 UTC 2006

Osma Ahvenlampi wrote:

>On ke, 2006-03-29 at 13:01 +0200, Francesco Peeters wrote:
>>Does anybody have any experience with the 'new' PCChips M863G
>>Geode3600+ (Athlon2800+ 'mobile') (v7.1) MoBo? 
>The SiS 741GX on-board graphics on this (unless I'm mistaken about the
>model) aren't necessarily that great for multimedia purposes. The analog
>image quality is usually criticised in reviews, 3D performance is
>abysmal (not that MythTV really uses that for anything - although you
>might want to have some simple OpenGL effects in the photo album), and
>the video acceleration support is poor compared to NForce2.
>In fact, since NForce2 has been discontinued in favor of Athlon64
>chipsets, the options for that CPU don't look that good any more.
>However, I would not recommend anything else for an Athlon XP platform.
>Mine, an ASUS A7N8X-VM is unfortunately exhibiting instability problems,
>but as long as it did work, it was a very good experience. Been looking
>for a replacement for a while, but few are available at this point.
>For Athlon 64, the best options seems to be RADEON Xpress 200 based MBs,
>and for Intel, either that or one based on the Intel 945/950 chipset.
>That is, if you are interested in using the integrated graphics. If not,
>disregard the entire message.
Just informational really.  If you need to replace that Asus, Biostar 
has a similar motherboard.

I've been looking for a Socket A board to stuff into an antec aria.  I 
already have a system built into a overture, but it can't fit in my new 
entertainment system.  Too long.


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