[mythtv-users] Wyse Winterm frontend with PCI GeForce 8400 GS card

Tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Mon Jan 4 08:54:36 UTC 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Flett" <dflett at bigpond.net.au>
To: "'Myth TV Users Mailing List'" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 8:59 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] Wyse Winterm frontend with PCI GeForce 8400 GS card

Hi all,

I'm looking at this on ebay:
Wyse Winterm 9455XL
It's a thin client with a Via 550MHz CPU and a PCI slot.

I'm thinking I might put a bit more RAM in it, boot off a USB drive or
PXE-boot it, and put one of these in it:

GeForce 8400 GS PCI

The idea being I could make it an HD-capable thin frontend for about AU$300.
My main concerns are that the Power Supply might not handle the current draw
of the GeForce card, and that the fan in the card might be too loud.  Also,
I'm not 100% sure it will USB-boot properly.

Anyone think this will or won't work?


I advise checking the NVIDIA docs to ensure the chipset is supported before committing as not all PCI boards are fully PCI/vdpau 

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