[mythtv-users] How much horespower for frontend?

James Pifer jep at obrien-pifer.com
Thu Sep 28 11:19:38 UTC 2006

> Before you buy a new proc you might as well overclock the one you have 
> to see if that _really_ is the problem.  Honestly I would be shocked if 
> it was - unless you're trying to watch mpg4.  I have a frontend with a 
> 1700+ (1.4GHz) in it and a radeon 9600 with the free open source 
> drivers.  It can do 640x480 at 7500KBps with no stuttering and about 30% 
> usage (this is without any video acceleration like xvmc).  If you have 
> 40% usage I would be in doubt of the processor being the problem.  For 
> real time jpeg, which I was using a few months ago, it has the same 
> usage.  Also, 480x480 mpg4 was working well with 50% usage or something 
> a little below that.  Maybe you have too much traffic on your network; 
> are you using wireless (it works fine for me but drivers could be a 
> hidden problem)?
> Also, I had major stuttering using TVout on my old 9600pro until I got 
> the fglrx drivers and XV working.  However, it was obvious where the 
> problem was because the processor was pegged at 100%, which told me the 
> problem was the graphics card, not the processor of course.
> Raphael

I said my mobo was a K7SEM, but the BIOS says it's a K7SOM+. How do you
overclock a CPU?


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