[mythtv-users] Is it worth upgrading AMD sempron 3000+ to sempron 3400+
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 14:56:54 UTC 2006
On 8/29/06, Kevin Hulse <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 07:05:52AM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> > > I actually have a Socket 754 main board and it is supposed to support
> > > AMD 64, am I correct in thinking AMD have discontinued ADM 64 on this
> > > chip-set?
> > >
> > I think you are correct about this one. However I think the better
> > choice is the Athlon64 3400 and not the sempron. Here is a link
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103010
> > It runs on socket754 at 2.4GHz and has 512KB of cache.
> My Athlon64 3500 runs at about 3:1. It takes 3 times as long
> as the runlength of a video in order to convert it from mpeg2 (DVD)
> to H.264.
> When running mencoder with the nice option, I have my
> backend has no problem serving up media files for the frontend
> eventhough it is running at 100% cpu.
> BTW, if that transcoding is slower than it should be I
> would love some pointers on how to get it running faster.
> I run Ubuntu64.
I'd like to know why your transcoding from DVD to H.264? In order to
get similar quality at a significantly smaller bitrate your never
going to be able to play the H.264 file with out a DSP.
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