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

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Nov 21 18:21:41 UTC 2006

Mark Lehrer wrote:
>> 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.
> Mark

My dual core 2.8GHz P4 works splendidly, even without XvMC. This is a 
frontend only however.


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