[mythtv-users] silent and low-power: AMD or Intel?

Phil Wild philwild at gmail.com
Fri May 29 00:23:30 UTC 2009

> I think I understand now. But this is a 64-bit vs 32-bit problem not
> an AMD vs Intel problem. The amd64 ISA is used on all 64-bit
> processors from Intel and AMD (which is virtually all new processors).
> So from what you are saying the problem arises if you have a 32-bit OS
> on the backend, then you will have trouble making a diskless image for
> a 64-bit frontend. However, this is also a moot point since all of
> these processors work in 32-bit or 64-bit mode. That is the whole
> point of the amd64 ISA, it is extension of the existing 32-bit x86
> ISA. So worst case you end up creating a 32 bit diskless image for
> your frontend and you experience marginal decrease in performance for
> some applications and you are limited to 4 GB of RAM. Not having to
> tried a mythbuntu diskless setup I can't say for certain, but from
> your description this seems to be the issue.

Thanks for that. I did not know that you could load the amd64 iso onto
an Intel box.

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