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

Matt skd5aner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 22:33:08 UTC 2007

On 7/26/07, jedi at mishnet.org <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
>     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?
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Thanks - picked up the 4200+ instead!


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