[mythtv-users] How much horespower for frontend?
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.
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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