[mythtv-users] Prebuffering pause/CPU speed or memory issue; ATI remotes
rcs at malibyte.net
Wed Mar 21 18:06:15 UTC 2007
Hi all -
Just a quick note.
I recently picked up an Athlon-64 "Turion 4000+" CPU on the relatively
cheap from E-Bay. This chip uses the same socket 754 as the desktop 3400+
Athlon-64 chip in my Myth box. I bought it for the speed bump in addition
to the significant heat and power savings. I'm not sure whether it has
more onboard cache than the desktop chip, but I think it might. The 3400+
is a 2.4 GHz chip which I was running at a shade under 2.6. The 4000+ is
a 2.6GHz chip which I'm running at 2.7.
With the 3400+, I would get frequent prebuffering pauses when watching
live or recorded HD shows at 720p or 1080i. These usually weren't bad
enough to affect playback quality, but I would see them in the console
window after dropping out of mythfrontend.
With the new chip, I see almost none of these; may be one in an hour, max.
Nothing earth-shaking here, but that slight increase in speed seems to be
enough to eliminate the dropping of frames on my Myth system. YMMV.
P.S. I have an old ATI Remote Wonder remote in a drawer upstairs. Anyone
used one of these with the SilverStone IR cases, and if so, care to share
your lircd.conf and .lircrc files? :-)
Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA
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