[mythtv-users] 128 mb Fx5200 V 256 Mb XFS 6200

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Thu Mar 22 15:11:33 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Mar 22, 2007, at 8:31 AM, David Campbell wrote:
>> I guess I need to read some more why an XP3000+ combined with an  
>> MX4000
>> doesn't cut it with BBC HD
>> If anyone has any pointers I'd be grateful
> I think you are very close to the edge with that setup. XvMC will not  
> help you with H264, which is what I think the BBC is testing for  HD.

Thanks - I feared as much.  Time to shell out for some dual core goodness.

> I'd start by making sure anything you don't really need is not  
> running, and perhaps try a lightweight desktop like enlightenment or  
> ratpoison (or even no window manager) instead of something like KDE  
> or Gnome,

I am using openbox.

> Make sure you are actually running at the CPU's max rate (no  
> frequency scaling or the like) and you might even try a mild overclock.

I have an Aopen cube system with the suckiest of Bios's ever - it won't 
overclock easily if at all.



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