[mythtv-users] compiling performance question

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Fri Feb 15 08:17:24 UTC 2019

On Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:12:28 +0000, you wrote:

>ran it the other night with make -j4 (dual core celeron N2830). 70mins for fixes/30. while it does seem excessively long it is something i could put up with if it were the only thing. The other issues i'm also having with the FE i'm wondering if it's time to call it a day and replace. £120 base hardware over 4-5 years isnt bad innings.
>I'm seriously looking at replacing the FE and going back to a nvidia gpu for VDPAU. amd a4,nvidia710 and pico psu seems to be a reasonably low-powered & compact way forward...

Until you want 4K.  I do not think a 710 does 4K.  I just got a
fanless 1030 to replace a 220 with a fan that died and killed the
chip.  This for my test PC, not a main MythTV box, but so far it has
impressed me.  I do not have any 4K screens to test it with to see how
well that works though.  The 1030 cards I have seen here come in two
different varieties - one uses a PCIe x8 slot, and one PCIe x16.  If
you have a motherboard that has PCIe 3.0 slots, you can use a PCIe x8
version and it will run faster than the PCIe x16 one will when using a
slot that is PCIe version < 2.  I did not realise the one I had
ordered was PCIe x8 until it arrived, so I am currently running it in
a motherboard that is too old to run it at full speed.  So if I do get
to trying 4K, I may have to shift it to my main MythTV box for that.

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