[mythtv-users] Processor Minimum Specs

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 14:01:21 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:51 AM, John Williams <williamsbyron at gmail.com> wrote:
>> i'm still working on this myself :)  but i think i can lend a hand.
>> the 'recommended minimum' processor for HD is currently an Intel
>> Core2Duo @ 2.5GHz.  i say 'recommended minimum', but i don't think
>> that that's actually stated anywhere.  that's just what i've gleaned
> I'd also like to hear about the AMD procs. I have been an AMD guy for a
> while and while I'm not totally loyal I have had good results and am pretty
> price sensitive at this point. I would expect to be using 2 - 3 Hard drives.
> all IDE. I have a 500 GB on my desk I never opened from a while back. and
> will use it and my main drive on my current machine for recordings in LVM.

That reminds me, to get acceptable performance on my low end system, I
had to get a separate drive for recordings. This keeps the database
activity and recording activity separated. It's probably also worth
mentioning I'm driving my LCD to it's native resolution, 1366x768. If
your's is 1080p then you'll want higher end hardware.


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