[mythtv-users] Epia MII6K vs MII10K for a Frontend
a.f.6 at pobox.com
Sun Dec 12 19:54:00 UTC 2004
I just got a morex 3688 case and M10000 motherboard 4 weeks ago so I'm
still playing around with it.
As is, the morex3688's case fan is #$%^&*!! loud. About 3 times louder
than my desktop with two hard drives, power supply with two fans, an
extra case fan and of course the athlon XP's amd supplied cpu fan.
Two days I put 50 ohm resistors inline with the cpu and case fans and it
has made a huge difference. The system is now tolerable. It was just a
brief test; the motherboard is getting RMA'd as it's tvout was
On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 17:20 +0000, Phil Thompson wrote:
> Thanks for that. How noisy is the 10000? Can you slow the fan down?
> On Sunday 12 December 2004 4:34 pm, Adam Felson wrote:
> > The 600 has 3/10's the floating point performance. That cpu at equal
> > clock speed has 1/2 the FP performance.
> > The 600 can play mpeg2 streams *if* you get the unichrome drivers
> > working. It cannot play mpeg4 streams so if your backend has a dumb
> > capture card with software mpeg4 compression, you'll have to transcode
> > the mpeg4 files.
> > I went with the 10000 because it can play mpeg2 and mpeg4 without using
> > the unichrome drivers.
> > On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 10:22 +0000, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > > I'm slowly deciding on the components to use for a Myth frontend system.
> > > I'm looking at the Epia MII boards (PCI slot for the DVB-T tuner,
> > > probably a Nova, and a PCMCIA slot for wireless). There will be other
> > > backends on the network so this frontend will only have to handle one
> > > stream at a time - whatever the user currently wants to watch.
> > >
> > > My question is about the CPU. The CPU utilisation figures I've seen
> > > bandied around for the 10K with the Unichrome drivers suggest that it has
> > > plenty of spare capacity. Therefore, would a 6K also do the job? The
> > > advantage of the 6K is that it is fanless. Silent operation is important
> > > - the box will replace a silent Pace dual tuner PVR.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Phil
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Adam Felson <a.f.6 at pobox.com>
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