[mythtv-users] AMD guide to building a Media PC

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Mar 3 14:20:54 UTC 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 5:49 AM, Tom Greer wrote:

> I have a Sempron 2600+ with 1 GB of RAM driving an HDTV that runs
> about 75% busy using Bob deinterlacing and *without* XVMC. If I turn
> on XVMC my CPU load drops to about 30%.

Jarod didn't mention if he was using XvMC, but it does seem like  
there are some apparently conflicting results with HD, no doubt due  
to the many variables involved in "tuning". Jarod has said many times  
that an AMD 3000+ CPU should work fine for HD.

I was simply pointing out that the CPU that AMD was suggesting might  
not be the best choice. You could certainly put a faster and/or a  
dual-core one in there. I would definitely not take my hardware  
advice for a Myth system from AMD or any other vendor not involved in  
Myth in any way, and whose advertising says they "Recommend Windows  

That mobo probably *would* run Myth, you just wouldn't be able to  
take advantage of some of the features which presumably add to the  
cost. Certainly if you could pick it up cheaply enough it might be a  
viable solution.

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