[mythtv-users] Do I gain anything in Myth by upgrading my Graphics card?
peter at vanderwal.us
peter at vanderwal.us
Wed Jun 11 17:33:44 UTC 2008
Well I came across this one:
I bought the 2.6ghz Athlon 64 X2 (dual core processor) because it was
cheap. I think I paid $70 USD back in Nov. and it came with a heatsink and
It was a good enough heatsink, just a bit louder than I wanted.
I also looked at a different mobo with similar features that used the
Intel core 2 duo, but for a similar performance level the Intel setup cost
almost $100 more.
> 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 Intel chips for the last couple of days (brushing up on my out of date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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> DVD, record a TV program, and watch a video off the HD all at the same
>>> 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
>>>> I have a nvidia 5200 graphics card.
>>>> Do I gain anything in myth if I buy a better graphics card (or get
>>>> 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
>>> I've just realised that AGP seems to be a thing ov the past, so if I
>>> a new motherboard I'll need a new Graphics card anyway.
>>> I'd better buy fast before IDE is a thing of that past!
>>> (Is IDE much slower than this new S-ATA?)
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