[mythtv-users] Which Intel chipset?

John Andrunas john at andrunas.net
Fri Sep 5 17:12:17 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 9:33 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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.
> John
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I have been considering that also, I mostly wanted to try and intel build
just as a comparison.
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