[mythtv-users] Another hardware spec test/question

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 15:09:11 UTC 2007

On 9/7/07, Nedim Cholich <mythtv at cholich.com> wrote:
> On 9/7/07, William Pettersson <enigma at strudel-hound.com> wrote:
> >
> > So, will my Pentium Dual Core (not Core2Duo), Intel 950GMA and 2GB of
> > RAM handle 1080p?  720p?  Ninja turtles?
> Not sure if it can handle all four ninja turtles at the same time though.
> Maybe 2, 3 tops. Depends on how fast they're flying if your xvmc driver
> supports motion compensation.
> On a more serious note, good nvidia card (7300GS or 7600GS with passive
> cooling) with xvmc should be able to handle 720p/1080i. Not sure about
> 1080p, I have not seen any content yet.
> When you upgrade your back-end, get HDHomeRun. It's awesome!

I would say you should be good.  I wouldnt get that much memory.  I am
currently running HD with  only 512mb of old reused memory. 2gb is way
overkill.  I would go with a gig at most.  Also consier a motherboard that
has built in Nvidia graphics card w/DVI.  That way you can do HDMI/DVI

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