[mythtv-users] More bang for the buck? Processor or faster ram?

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 23:22:59 UTC 2007

i would go for CPU.  I used to use a Athlon 1800+ @ 1.5ghz and it just
barely played hd.  I upgraded to a P4 3.4Ghz and used the same old memory
and it works GREAT now.


On 3/27/07, Bill Omer <bill.omer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/27/07, William Munson <william_munson at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > I currently have a athlonXP 2200+ with 512 meg of 133MHz ram. I am
> > having skipping problems on some HD channels, others play fine. My cpu
> > usage runs 80-100% on the problem channels. My question is this: Which
> > is going to give me the most improvement? Going to 266MHz ram and maybe
> > more ram or going to a faster processor? Say a 2800+ or 3300+? I can
> > reconfigure the board for either option. Yes, I understand that
> > upgrading both will be the best but the budget says no to that option...
> >
> > Yours thoughts?
> My old shuttle (my first frontend) was (I believe) an AMD 2200+.  Does
> it clock at 1.8GHz?  If so, i'm kind of surprised you can play HD
> content at all.
> I jumped up to a 3300+ and I'm able to play HD content just fine, 720p
> and 1080i, and with only 512MB of ram.   So I would suggest upgrading
> your CPU
> Just my $0.02
> -Bill
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