[mythtv-users] Dual Core or Dual CPU??
Mark J. Small
msmall at eastlink.ca
Sat Aug 4 14:37:55 UTC 2007
On Saturday 04 August 2007 11:07, GyroTech wrote:
> Mike Perkins wrote:
> > Good luck getting a motherboard with enough slots to fit four tuner cards
> > in it.
> I was thinking two dual cards would be fine :-)
> > Also be aware that the tuner cards, if you have more than two, will most
> > likely burn more power than your cpu. Consider USB tuners instead, or, if
> > you are in the US, HDHomerun units.
> I'm in the UK so HDHomerun is out, and don't USB TV cards, well, suck??
> I just never thought to look into them before...
My backend is a Celeron 850 on an Intel board. I have 3 Hauppauge Freestyles
(OEM 250s) and a Avermedia QAM card (not yet in everyday use). I also have
an Intel eepro 100 nic to go along with the onboard nic.
This computer acts as:
Mythtv backend (only SD)
Mysql server (for mythtv)
IMAP email server
NFS file server (for root of diskless frontend, picture storage, etc)
SAMBA server (used only occasionally when I need to backup somebodies files
from a Windows box)
CUPS print server
Internal Web server (seldom used, but always on)
SSH server to allow external access to my network when I'm on the road.
The only performance problems I have seen forced me to nice lirc calls to my
IR blasters so that the button presses don't timeout. This didn't happen
often, but I did miss a few Inuyasha's a few years ago until a figured this
For backend use, CPU isn't that big a deal. Spend the money on BIGGER hard
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