[mythtv-users] Upgrading CPU

Javier Perez pepebuho at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 07:02:43 UTC 2007

On 9/16/07, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Unless I'm mistaken, X2 chips are just dual core processors.  Nuvexport
> > is only single-threaded, so the second core will idle.  The only real
> > gain you can see is from the increase in speed of a single core.  Dual
> > core will allow you do run two jobs at once however, so commflag on one
> > core and export some other show on a second core.
> >
> Your processor is still pretty fast in single threaded applications as
> it runs at 2.2GHz to improve upon this speed you need a chip X2 chip
> that runs at a higher frequency or wait till the end of the year for a
> K10 processor.  Also the problem may be not cpu but hard drive or
> memory. As transcoding seems to stress these components a lot.
> The question is what what are you using nuvexport to do? I mean for me
> with a 2.4GHz Opteron (4GB of ram) a 1 hour show recorded at 720x480
> takes mytharchive less than 15 minutes to process and this includes
> writing to a 4X dvd +rw.
> John
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I am just saving my favorite shows to an Archive server over NFS until the
DVDs come out.

Also, I am using mencoder, also I am using multipass, therefore nuvexport
goes over the same material twice.

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