[mythtv-users] Do I gain anything in Myth by upgrading my Graphics card?

Damian damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Wed Jun 11 20:38:41 UTC 2008

That's the board I've just been looking at actually Peter.

I'm tempted by it myself. The down side is that I've been looking at 
Intel chips for the last couple of days (brushing up on my out of date 
knowledge) and I know nothing about which AMD chip to put in this board.

Do you know of a web page with a quick and simple explanation of the 
seemingly hundreds on AMD chips and which ones are current, which ones 
are old to guide me to thinking about what to buy?

Then I just need some memory along with the CPU, some cooler or other 
(doesn't have to bee too quiet as it's in another room) and I'm away!

I assume I can safely use my IDE HD and DVD burner on one IDE cable with 
this machine until I next have some cash to spend on new drives?


peter at vanderwal.us wrote:
> Does anyone make terabyte IDE drives?
> FWIW For a myth box I like the Asus M2NVP Mobo.  It has everything except
> the capture card.  HDTV output (Nvidia 6150), Hi Def audio with S/PDIF,
> SATA (and IDE) supports Athalon 64 X2.  I use sata drives, quiet ones.
> Runs relatively cool.
> I put a Ninja min cpu cooler on it (fits nicely in the Antec Fusion case).
> The thing runs so quiet that you can only hear it if nothing else in the
> room is making noise, and even then you have to make a conscious effort to
> hear it.
> If you get something like the Asus as your next mobo, you won't have to
> buy a graphics card.
> Even though I'm underclocking the cpu, it still has enough oomph to rip a
> DVD, record a TV program, and watch a video off the HD all at the same
> time.
>> Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk
>>> <mailto:damian at gingermagic.co.uk>> wrote:
>>>     I'm doing a system upgrade and replacing my CPU, motherboard and
>>> memory.
>>>     I have a nvidia 5200 graphics card.
>>>     Do I gain anything in myth if I buy a better graphics card (or get a
>>>     motherboard with 'newer' graphics on board).
>>>     Would things outside of myth like Compiz be any better?
>>> Can't say about non-Myth stuff, but Myth doesn't need more than the 5200
>>> Kevin
>> I've just realised that AGP seems to be a thing ov the past, so if I get
>> a new motherboard I'll need a new Graphics card anyway.
>> D'oh!
>> I'd better buy fast before IDE is a thing of that past!
>> (Is IDE much slower than this new S-ATA?)
>> Damian
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