[mythtv-users] Help me size next cpu, Athlon 2800+ MP enough
for high quality/filters?
torsten.schenkel at web.de
Mon Feb 9 17:59:20 EST 2004
Am Mo, den 09.02.2004 schrieb Jarod C. Wilson um 01:14:
> On Feb 8, 2004, at 08:02, papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu wrote:
> > Funny you should mention the dual athlon, though. I *just* put
> > together my new system yesterday... Tyan2466-4M 760MPX dual athlon XP
> > 2400+.
> > I did the L5 bridge hack and it came up as an MP. If this board is the
> > "stable" one though, I don't think I'd like to see the "unstable" one.
> > Although once running it's fine, it's get a really twitchy BIOS
> > (stupid Phoenix
> > POS), mysterious bootup delays with ECC memory, and I'm unable to use
> > the last
> > PCI slot with any of my cards, as it apparently interferes with the
> > onboard
> > NIC. Still resolving issues (obviously), but I guess once the bugs
> > are worked
> > it it should be OK.
Hmm, maybe your issues are more related to the jacked XP not being
I can recommend the ASUS Dual Athlon board, don't know the name at the
moment, it's the one with the AMD chipset. That's the machine that's
heating my office, being used as a 24/7 number cruncher and workstation.
No problems since it was installed.
Necessaties for a dual athlon:
-ECC RAM, especially when filled to the brim
-Really good ventilation, especially when combined with a high end
-A really good PSU, especially when combined with lot's of RAM, disks
OK the 550W Enermax might be a bit overkill, but I have had to many
failures due to bad psus, last one was the failure of two disks in a
half terabyte raid5 file server that was reproduceably related to a bad
psu (600W redundant, after we traced the problem down to the two psus,
the system ran off a 300W Enermax for one week with no problem)
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