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

Damian damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Thu Jun 12 08:20:30 UTC 2008

Thanks Allen,

Anyone else know about this multiple of 400MHz thing? I'll dig around 
the net now.


Allen Edwards wrote:
> 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,
> Allen
> 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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