[mythtv-users] MythTV Hardware Recommendations - Stability is the Key
masterclc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 01:58:17 UTC 2006
On 6/28/06, Craig Meyer <craig at fdllug.org> wrote:
> MythTV Users,
> I am a long time MythTV user that recently retired my MythTV box when
> moving to another state. I am now ready to build a new box but I am
> looking for advice.
> My first box was based on an Athlon 2000+ motherboard with a Nvidia
> Nforce2 chipset and DDR2700 RAM. I bought the system for performance.
> Unfortunately I found it to be totally unstable. It had weird issues
> like system hangs, compilation problems and program crashes. It was
> running Gentoo on both 2.4 and then 2.6 series kernels. I moved it to
> become a Windows desktop and haven't seen any of the same issues with
> the exact hardware. However, I still think it was hardware related
> because I ran into numorus Nforce2 related Linux glitches.
> My question is, what would be a good choice for a cheap but complete
> MicroATX motherboard and processor combination that will support MythTV
> with rock solid stability? My primary concerns are STABILITY, heat and
> power consumption.
HDTV or not?
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