[mythtv-users] combined HD frontend/backend on P4 3.2Ghz

Mark Lehrer mark at knm.org
Tue Nov 21 17:41:37 UTC 2006

> I'm currently involved in an upgrade to HD on my myth box. Its a
> single box that does backend/frontend duties. Current specs are, p4
> 3.2Ghz, 2GB RAM, GeForce 6600 VGA, onboard Intel Azalia audio which
> will be used to pass through the digital audio to an external
> processor.
> Is it going to be a problem for me to play back HD while recording
> multiple (upto 4) streams at the same time on that box. I'll be using

In my experience, a 3.2 Ghz P4 can't even play back a single hi def
stream reliably, so you are asking for trouble.  I wasted a LOT of
free time trying to get this exact CPU to work.

Dual core processors are cheap, I would suggest at least an x2 3800.


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