[mythtv-users] Minimum front end specs.....

Monkey Pet monkeypet at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 16:38:53 UTC 2006

I run the frontend on the xbox (p3 733Mhz.  I can tell you that it is a
slow.  Navigating the menus takes a few secs.  Booting takes forever.
However, once the stream starts, it is okay.

On 10/14/06, Chris Henderson <jchendo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I was doing some work at a customers place (i am a computer tech) and i
> noticed a P3 600 with a mini atx board attached sitting unused in a a box.
> Coincidentally they have asked me to clean out the server room and throw
> away all the crap.
> So my question is this.
> Is a P3 600 fast enough to run a V.20 frontend with open GL?
> The reason I ask is that i could stuff that into a pretty box (WAF goes up
> !!!) and stuff a big Heat sink onto it, and probably net boot it from the
> server or something. Maybe get all spiffy and set the server and frontend to
> shutdown / hibernate when they are not being used.
> I have searched the list using the following terms "frontend specs",
> "minimum requirements" etc and turned up a heap for results from people
> using current components, but nothing in the era of this beasty.
> Now, I will max out the memory on the board (don't know what is will take
> but suspect 512 mb max)and stuff an FX5500 or similar onto it.
> I currently run a P31gig 1gb ram and dual Digaital tv cards, so it seems
> like it will run.
> Anyone have any comments?
> Chris
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