[mythtv-users] Upgrade Options for $150
nate at crosno.net
Wed Jan 24 03:34:02 UTC 2007
Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 1/23/07, Nate Crosno <nate at crosno.net> wrote:
>> Here are my goals:
>> Goal 1. A happy wife, which means:
>> 1a. Keeping cost under $150 (w/ tax and shipping), so I need
>> to reuse as much as possible (RAM, Hard Drive, Tuners).
>> 1b. Minimal down time...I mentioned an upgrade and the response was
>> "So you'll be spending every night in front of the computer for
>> the next month?" I'm really hoping that does not become a
>> Goal 2. Smooth HD playback in Myth without resorting to Xine.
>> To that end, I'm looking at two possibilities:
>> Option 1. Reuse the P4 with this MB and Video card ($104 shipped)
>> BIOSTAR P4M80-M4 Socket 478 VIA P4M800 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
>> $47 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813138262
>> Leadtek A6200TDH-128MB GeForce 6200 DDR AGP 4X/8X
>> $43 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814122222
>> Option 2. Forgo the P4 altogether and go AMD:
>> ($133 shipped)
>> AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.0GHz Socket 939
>> $59 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103535
>> JetWay J939GT3-PTD Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD
>> $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813153047
>> Option 3. Suggestions, anyone?
>> So what do you all think?
> Athlon64 3200+
> but not a Jetway board...
> ASUS M2NPV-VM Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
> ABIT NF-M2 nView Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
> You should be able to just move the hardware, boot up, install the
> nvidia drivers and be set to go. Your most likely using a i386 or i686
> kernel right now which will run fine on the Athlon64.
Thanks for the advice! That's good news about AMD processor working with
my current install. I did however add CFLAGS="-march=pentium4...." to my
/etc/make.conf in a vain attempt to get myth to run better. Think that
will foul me up? I don't believe that was in there when I did the last
kernel, but I could be wrong.
Any reason why you recommend the Serpmon 1.8GHz over the Athlon 64 2Ghz
I linked to for the same price?
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