[mythtv-users] More bang for the buck? Processor or faster ram?
john at andrunas.net
Tue Mar 27 23:35:21 UTC 2007
My athlon xp 2400 chokes hard on HD, my AMD64 3200's never exceed about 40%
on any content unless something is wrong. All have 1 gig of ram.
On 3/27/07, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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