[mythtv-users] Video Card - New mythtv Build w/o FX5200
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 01:23:29 UTC 2006
On 3/17/06, Joel Turner <jturner421 at aol.com> wrote:
> Sorry I guess I'm not seeing the search you are.
> I managed to only pull up 15 that support socket 939 with AGP and
> only 4 of them with an Nforce3 chipset. Since this will eventually
> deliver HD content, I need to go with a Venice or San Diego core.
> The low heat reference was really in relation to a Prescott as
> Northwood chips are no longer available.
> On Mar 17, 2006, at 11:45 AM, Kevin Bailey wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 06:21:06PM -0600, Joel Turner wrote:
> >> I have been experimenting for the past month with a Ubuntu based
> >> mythtv
> >> system running on an older Dell with the idea of using the parts I
> >> bought a few months back (PVR-250 and FX5200/AGP) in a new build. I?m
> >> now ready to build the final machine but I?ve run into a dilemma. The
> >> FX5200 is an AGP card and motherboards these days are scarce that
> >> support it with an AMD chip, my preference due to heat issues with
> >> the
> >> P4 Prescott.
> > Actually, there are several motherboards that would work. (I just
> > put together a Sempron/6200 (PCIe) system for similar low-heat
> > reasons.)
> > Go to newegg dot com, chose from the left-hand menu Computer
> > hardware |
> > Motherboards. Then navigate down AMD-compatible | Socket 754 (or 939
> > if you prefer) | Sempron (for low heat). Then click on Advanced search
> > and chose AGP slots (1) and finally Search. You will be presented with
> > no less than 57 motherboards.
> > I've heard that even Turions will work in these boards, but they're
> > not cheap and you probably want to do a search for which MBs are
> > most friendly.
> > Good luck
For my combined FE/BE I have a MSI K8N NEO2 PLATINUM Socket 939 NVIDIA
nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard. It uses AGP. It can be had as
refurb from newegg which is how I got it.
It works great for me so far.
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