[mythtv-users] Cheap X2's at newegg.

Jarom McDonald jarom_mcdonald at byu.edu
Thu Jul 26 20:38:12 UTC 2007

When you go to newegg and find the X2 3800+, one of the possibilities 
will be to do a CPU/motherboard combo, in which newegg will recommend 2 
or 3 compatible motherboards they have in stock (and give you a package 

Jarom McDonald

Peter Loron wrote:
> Can anybody suggest a good cheap Socket 939 mobo? My backend/server box 
> is a little creaky and I've been thinking of upgrading...
> Thanks.
> -Pete
> Jake Palmer wrote:
>>> From: jedi at mishnet.org
>>> Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>>> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>>> Subject: [mythtv-users] Cheap X2's at newegg.
>>> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:18:54 -0500 (CDT)
>>>      If you've got an older Socket 939 based system,
>>> now might be a good time to give it a little turbo boost.
>>> Newegg is selling X2 3800+'s for 70 bux. I got a couple
>>> for myself. I've already upgraded the backend and plan
>>> to do the same for the frontend.
>>>       The "strict division of resources" in a dual core
>>> seems to benefit myth considerably. mysql can abuse it's
>>> own processor if it needs to. The same goes for transcoding.
>>> My effective thruput is about 2x what it was on the old 3500+.
>>>       Can both cores be exploited for h264 decoding?
>> I've been running an X2 3800 for a couple months and I'm extremely happy 
>> with it.  It's on a combo frontend/backend machine.  Just last night had it 
>> commflagging and transcoding at the same time while watching an HD recording 
>> without a hiccup.  It's MUCH more capable than the 3200+ it replaced.
>> Jake
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Jarom McDonald
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Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
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