[mythtv-users] Athlon X2 BE2300 ok for HDTV?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 17:11:57 UTC 2007

> I replaced a 4600 (65W) with a BE-2350, and it works well for the most part.
> There are occasional NVP prebuffering pauses, a few more than the 4600 had,
> and I can't play 1080i content at 1.2x like I could with the 4600 - 720p
> does 1.2x fine. I would like a BE-2400, 200MHz faster, but that's another
> $100 and I would have a spare CPU sitting around after I swap the 2350 for
> the 4200 (65W) in my windoze box. Already sold the 4600 to a friend. And now
> I am "afraid" that there will be a BE-2450 or BE-2500 if I buy a BE-2400,
> since the BE-2400 wasn't out when I got the 2350. For now I'll live with it.
You guys do realize the BE chips are basically hand picked higher
frequency chips that are factory underclocked (by several hundred Mhz)
and undervolted so that they use less power. I would personally just
get the higher clocked 65nm chip and turn on the system power
management. With power management on and at 1GHz most 65 nm chips use
around the same power (around 20W).


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