[mythtv-users] MSI motherboard

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Sun Sep 21 11:13:31 UTC 2008

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 04:52:41PM -0400, Josh White wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm also choosing a new CPU for a frontend, and I've found the following:
> Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core
> Processor - Retail
> (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052)
> and
> Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core
> Processor - Retail (
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072)
> What would the performance difference between the two be in terms of Myth?
> I'm planning to use this machine initially to view SD recordings from my
> PVR-250 & PVR-500's, but I could foresee using it to view HD recordings in
> the future.

They are both C2D processors -- the E5200 and the E7200. 

The E5200 has an 800MHz front-side bus; the E7200 is 1066MHz.
The E5200 is likely to be about 90-95% of the performance of the
E7200; overclockers seem to be doing better with the E7200.

Your Mileage May Vary. I don't think it will make a difference
for MythTV.


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