[mythtv-users] Anyone care to double check my shopping basket?

Allen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Thu Jun 12 05:04:49 UTC 2008

The Processor and RAM look correct for the MB.  In other words, it
looks fine to me.  I just went thought this and know it is difficult
to buy when it is just yourself checking.  I didn't get anyone
checking mine so just had to buy it.  But then again, I had a lot more
questions than this simple three component list you have.

The only thing I would say is that while I was checking, newegg (the
local store everyone seems to use) started offering a  5400+ machine
for just a little more money than what I was looking at.  Your choice
is a little less so you may not want to step up.  The thing I found in
researching this is that when the processor clock is not a multiple of
400MHz, you end up turning the memory clock down to get everything to
sync.  Now, I don't actually know if this is true, but your 2.5GHz
clock may cause you to slow the memory if this is in fact true.
Alternately, you might think of the 4600+, which has a 2.4GHz clock.
I have no idea if this would be better or worse, just raising the
issue.  You would need to check with someone more knowledgeable.

Hope this helps,


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm upgrading an old 1.2 gb athlon machine with this kit:
> https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Socket+AM2+%28AMD%29/ASUS+M2N-VM+DVI+GeForce7050PV+%2B+nForce630a+Socket+AM2+Motherboard+?productId=29980
> https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR2/DDR2+800+%28PC6400%29/Corsair+2GB+PC2-6400+XMS2+%282x1GB%29+?productId=27405
> https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/AMD/Athlon+64+X2+Socket+AM2/AMD+Athlon+64+X2+Dual+Core+4800%2B+2.50GHz+%28Retail+AM2%29+?productId=28353
> I'm only playing SD content back for the forseeable future due to my
> projector.
> Could someone just double check for me that all of those components will
> fit together properly and play nice. It's late and I've dragged myself
> forwards to what's around in 'current technology' about 10 years in one
> night. I stopped keeping tack of this stuff a long time ago.
> Cheers
> Damian
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