[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Jan 26 23:13:16 UTC 2007

Too much effort! Come on, a man can be expected to do only so much! :)

Seriously, though, I had thought of this solution. The problem is start-up 
time. I am aware of things like the Linux BIOS project and that could help. 
But I still think that startup times will be too long when you just want to 
pop on the tube.

Rich West wrote:
> Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> I need to build a new front-end only box for the bedroom that needs to be dead
>> silent. I can figure out everything but the CPU/Cooler.
>> Is there a CPU out there that's powerful enough to playback HD where the
>> cooler is dead silent? It doesn't need to *record* HD or do transcoding --
>> I'll do that elsewhere.
> I hate to state what might be obvious, but, for a frontend-only system, 
> you don't need to keep the machine on all of the time.  Just turn it off 
> when you go to bed.
> -Rich
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