[mythtv-users] AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2300 & ECS GeForce6100SM-M Motherboard

Gert van der Knokke gertk at xs4all.nl
Fri Oct 12 21:17:12 UTC 2007

Steve Malenfant wrote:
> System uses 45W idle and 50-65W under HDTV viewing.. Works great with 
> XvMC and libmpeg2 so far...
> Just to let other knows that this combo works really good for MythTV, 
> although watch out for the random MAC address generated. I still need 
> to figure this one out.
This CPU is very good, I used the BE2350 in my new backend on a (rather 
cheap but OK) Winfast/Foxconn motherboard because it has 4 PCI slots and 
Gigabit networking onboard. Runs rocksolid now with two PVR500's and a 
WinTV Nova satellite card. I did have to adjust the videobuffers to 16 
MB but since then the message 'application is not reading fast enough' 
was gone (doing 4 recordings at once while viewing another)

It is my first AMD system in years (being an Intel fan) and I was 
pleasantly surprised.
The next step will be replacing my frontend Pundit-S for a Pundit P1-AH2 
if it can handle the AMD BE series CPU


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