[mythtv-users] Where the bottleneck?
willyboyd at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 16:53:25 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 7:31 AM, Brent Norris <brent at brentnorris.net> wrote:
> Memory. Make sure you have enough of it. I was running my m2npv-vm
> with 512meg for a while and if I was doing HD and a commflag kicked off
> it went to crap.
> Plugged another 512meg stick in and have never seen a problem since.
> Memory is cheap right now. Go ahead and pick some up for it. The
> difference is worth it.
I agree. I'm running this same board with 1GB of ram. While
dedicated video is better, this board should definitely be adequate.
I got pauses now and then that seemed to have gone away now that I've
put mysql on a separate machine (I didn't have a spare drive to
install). You've already taken care of the disk issue so I would
suggest adding some ram in case as well. I'm running the blootubelite
theme (the lighter version) because blootube-wide just took up too
much resources for me. I'll be upgrading to 2GB ram eventually.
One other thing to look at, besides ram and video, is tuning MySQL. I
was getting very frequent pauses, and tuning the mysql params (search
this list) to increase caches , buffers, etc. made a major difference.
I still got infrequent pauses, and finally gave in to putting sql on
a separate spindle. But if you're getting it a lot this could be one
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