[mythtv-users] [OT] Recommended Motherboard/Chipset
fairlane at springcom.com
Sat Dec 4 17:43:06 UTC 2004
Michael Segulja wrote:
> I know this question has probably been asked a million times, but
> motherboards and chipsets change so fast, I'm curious to see what you
> would recommend as a good motherboard for Myth if you were going to
> buy one today? Also, which chipset? It seems like the NForce2 would
> be the best support for both Linux and Myth? What about NForce3?
> I already have a Myth frontend/backend box running fairly well, but it
> could be better so I want to upgrade. I'll probably keep my current
> system as the backend and set up the new system as the frontend. I'm
> not interested in all the peripherals right now, just what
> motherboard/chipset I should go with. I want to be able to run
> digital audio to my amp so the amp can decode Dolby Digital 5.1, so
> that's the only requirement really. I'm not sure if it's best to do
> that with the built-in audio if it supports it, or go with an add-in
> sound card like an Audigy or something?
> Thanks for your advice. Hopefully I'm not too much off-topic here but
> I know there are those of you out there running stable Myth systems?
> What's the secret? My current system is a Gigabyte motherboard w/ AMD
> 2100+ and 512MB RAM, and it crashes a lot while watching live tv or
> recording tv.
> Anyway, thanks again.
General crashing problems:
1. Power supply (cheap taiwan or good us built?)
3. Heat issue.
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