[mythtv-users] Upgrade old or cut my losses and buy new?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 23:27:00 UTC 2007

On 3/4/07, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> I'm in search of HD...  My cheapie Sempron 3000 CPU just won't do HD.
> It's clocked at 1.8 GHz and has a 128K L2 cache.
> I can get an Athlon 64 3000+ that will fit the mobo for $60; it has 512K
> L2 cache and is clocked 20% faster than the Sempron, at 2.00 GHz.
> Or should I go for a new AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ system?  That comes in
> at $400.  The computer in question will only be used as a HD frontend;
> it has no other function, so if I can get good assurance an upgraded CPU
> will push my TV at 1366x720p I don't want to spend the money.  But then
> again, I don't want to spend $60 only to have a system that still
> doesn't work.....
> The mobo:
> description: Motherboard
>        product: K8V-X SE
>        vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
>        physical id: 0
>        version: Rev 1.xx
> memory:
>         *-bank:0
>              description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
>              product: PartNum0
>              vendor: Manufacturer0
>              physical id: 0
>              serial: SerNum0
>              slot: DIMM0
>              size: 512MB
>              width: 64 bits
>              clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)

If your motherboard supports it, you can try overclocking the Sempron,
you probably don't need much to get it decoding 1080i.

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