[mythtv-users] Failing hardware & FE/BE replacement feedback
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Mon Jan 31 13:12:14 UTC 2011
On 31 Jan 2011, at 12:06, Anthony Giggins wrote:
> On 22 January 2011 10:53, Anthony Giggins <seven at seven.dorksville.net> wrote:
> I've been given initial management go ahead to look at a replacement Combinded FE/BE due to the current motherboard failing (it was secondhand when I got it) basically it just freezes during high network load (ie transfering video files via the onboard sky2 gigabit network card) initially the issue started with just the network failing (required ifdown eth0 followed by ifup eth0 to restore) but probably due to upgrading the network switch to gigabit its now escalating the issue to full system freezes.
> When the issue occurs there is nothing in the logs which makes me think the motherboard is failing?
> Anyway I have a Core 2 Duo CPU laying around unused would I be better off using this or go the whole hog and upgrade to i5 or i7 and possibly get more cores for transcoding & commflagging etc (will keep the nvidia GT240 for video decoding)
> Also the LGA775 boards I've seen only have 4 or 5 Sata ports so having possibly more on the i5/i7 board is also a plus :) and any power savings are a bonus but not required.
> Please if you have any recommendations let me know.
> No one has any suggestions or advice?
I've been trying to find an LGA775 DDR2 board with a good mix of PCI, PCIe slots and >6 real sata ports. Lots of boards have "raid" ports which are a port multiplier attached to a sata port that doesn't properly support port multipliers, Asus I'm looking at you!
I have a Gigabyte P43-ES3G which I got a month or two ago, it has 6 sata ports that work properly with myth (all on ICH10 chip) and 5 PCI slots where you can properly configure the irq's such that DVB cards can actually work. I'd be happier if it had one less PCI and one more PCIe but if you have buckets of PCI capture cards it's ideal.
I really didn't want to throw away a 2.4Ghz quad cpu and 6GB ram because of a bad motherboard!
At most suppliers the only 775 boards still available are the bottom end ones, unless you are really lucky, if you find a good one don't delay it will be gone tomorrow.
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