[mythtv-users] Processor Minimum Specs

Raphael rpooser at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 04:55:30 UTC 2008

Steve Heistand wrote:
>> I have had a number of people call me crazy for my insane specs on a
>> mythbox. But I wanted this thing to be an end-all, I wanted it to run games,
>> tv, video, music, photo albums, etc.. everything, even at once if necessary.
> insane for running 2.4ghz? granted it could have been partly my video card
> (nvidia 8600gt these days)
> but I couldnt even do 720p HD playback on my old 2.4ghz machine.
> Had to go to a 3.0ghz core 2 duo (and xvmc) to play HD content.
> but I can as well playback, record and transcode all at the same time now.
> _______________________________________________

Yours was probably a P4 2.4 GHz whereas his is most likely a "Core 2 
duo" at 2.4 GHz (judging from his usage of the nonstandard term "intel 
duo core").

 From my own experience a P4 2.4 GHz was barely too slow, and a 2.4 GHz 
core2 duo can do it comfortably.
If you have a 3GHz C2d, you would have no need for XVMC I would think.

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