[mythtv-users] Symptoms of not enough PS wattage

Don Lewis dl-mythtv at catspoiler.org
Sat Sep 20 00:47:28 UTC 2008

On 19 Sep, Roger Heflin wrote:

> I have a via board, and if I tax (use) the onboard via sata chips then
> things get choppy on the PCI bus, the pchdtv card looses data several
> times a second, and after hours of use tends to lockup, the 150 cards
> give errors about losing data, in my case it appears to be just a
> badly designed MB.   If I use the sata ports on the PCI bus things
> are slow but I don't have any issues.

It might be possible to fix this by doing some latency timer tuning.

As a possible quick and dirty workaround, you might try strapping the
drives so that they claim to be SATA I to reduce the peak bus bandwidth

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