[mythtv-users] Which Intel chipset?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 16:33:59 UTC 2008

> I have long been using AMD/Nvidia setups for my frontends, I currently have
> all socket 939 X2's and am tired of dealing with the absurd heat and noise
> of trying to keep them cool in a small form factor case.

This is your problem. Old desktop hardware was not at all optimized
for power usage although the 939 CPUs were a lot less power hungry
then the P4s... Get a 45W or 65W current generation X2 AM2 processor
and use powernow to have the chip use 20W or less at idle.


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