[mythtv-users] Energe Conservation, was: Happy Anniversary

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Sep 24 18:05:40 UTC 2006

On Sep 24, 2006, at 11:43 AM, Scott Alfter wrote:

> Niklas Brunlid wrote:
>> Was that heatsink there when you bought it, or did you add it  
>> yourself?
>> I've found that the PVR cards are easily the hottest components in my
>> backend/frontend computer next to the PSU, even with a dual 4-disk  
>> RAID5
>> in there.
> Older cards based on the CX23415 encoder/decoder chip run fairly  
> warm, but
> the encoder-only CX23416 used in most newer capture cards doesn't  
> need a
> heatsink. The PVR-500 in my MythTV box and the quad-input boards  
> (with four
> CX23416s) that we make at work for our security DVRs run OK without
> heatsinks.

The PVR-350 came with a HS on it out of the box and runs pretty hot.  
The 150s that I have run much cooler but are still pretty warm.

Of course the 150s don't have a decoder on-board as the 350 does.

So what Scott wrote is exactly what I see.

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