[mythtv-users] Where to put the power..

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 00:53:09 UTC 2007

On 11/03/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the responses!  Just to follow up, I did search the
> gossamer-threads, but the discussions I came across specifically covered
> the amount of horsepower (Ghz/Mhz) needed for the frontend.
> For what it is worth, I have a backend with three PVR-150's on a AMD 754
> Athlon64 3000 with only 512MB of RAM (I have another 512MB stick I am
> considering throwing in there, but I just don't see the need just yet)
> and three frontends with AMD 754 Sempron64 3000's and 512MB RAM (each).
> All of the systems seem to be rather bored with SD (especially the BE),
> and, after seeing some recent posts about *not* using the Sempron 3000's
> with HD, I started to get curious..

If you are wanting to do a lot of commflagging (you have 3 cards),
you'll need a pretty good CPU just to crunch through it as Steve and
Kevin state. As a UK Myther who does not commflag, I had forgotten
about that aspect :)

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