[mythtv-users] MythTV Hardware Recommendations - Stability is the Key
beww at beww.org
Thu Jun 29 07:56:55 UTC 2006
On Jun 28, 2006, at 9:54 PM, Craig Meyer wrote:
> The system must be MicroATX because my case is an aluminum desktop
> MicroATX that only supports and SFX power supply. I have a 250watt SFX
> supply for it. Initially it will be working with my a single PCI
> Hauppage PVR-250 but I want to reserve the ability to run one or two
> HDTV cards in this system further down the road. However, I will be
> running a distributed myth network with more than one PC. If necessary
> my file server will be able to hold one or more tuner cards.
> In short I am looking for recommendations on a board and processor
> matches this:
> SFX 250 Watt P/S
> Has ATA and SATA interfaces
> IS VERY VERY STABLE (probably a via or sis chipset?)
I don't want my personal prejudices to influence you, so I will refer
you to the ivtv site where some of the problems with *some* VIA
chipsets are enumerated.
In short, some of the VIA chipsets had problems with the DMA
implementation, a feature that Myth systems live and die by.
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