[mythtv-users] WriteAudio: buffer underruns without prebuffering pauses (SOLVED - almost)

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 15:41:37 UTC 2007

On 2/23/07, Tom Greer <trgreer at gmail.com> wrote:
> adeffs.mythtv at gmail wrote:
> > I don't see any way that processor will do 1080i without XvMC, just
> > not enough horses under the hood. You can try overclocking it, though
> > I don't know if you will be able to get it fast enough.
> I tested the frontend as I described in the above message.  vmstat
> shows that the CPU hits 100% every once in a while.  The variation is
> quite dramatic.  The log shows the system running consistently around
> 75% busy.  At one point, it drops to 27% busy.  Three seconds later,
> the CPU is pegged at 100%.
> I believe this coincides with a fade to black followed by an action scene.
> I did try overclocking my front side bus from 200 mhz to 215.  Any
> amount above was unstable.  This did not provide enough horses to
> eliminate the prebuffering pauses.
> So, OK I agree that more CPU will fix my problem.
> Thanks for the help.

if you have a 939 socket board Newegg has the 3200+ (Venice Core which
is extremely overclockable) and the 4000 (San Diego Core)  for pretty
cheap right now.

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