[mythtv-users] Upgrading CPU

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 10:23:09 UTC 2007


On 9/17/07, Javier Perez <pepebuho at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On 9/16/07, David Fishburn <dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 9/16/07, Javier Perez <pepebuho at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I have an Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard with 1GB Ram and an AMD 64 3500
> > cpu
> >
> >
> > I have the same motherboard and CPU.
> >
> > Currently, I am only running SD, but I am considering buying a new
> > television and that would entail getting some HD content.
> >
> > I was transcoding movies yesterday at it takes my machine 2 hours to
> > transcode a 2 hour show.  I thought it has to do it at the playback
> > speed in order to match the audio to the video.  The other post on
> > this thread indicates it was taking 15 minutes for a 1 hour show (ah,
> > I guess that was just for commflagging, not transcoding).
> >
> > How much are the new X2 chips and what does it involve putting in a
> > faster CPU to the MO?  Does it have to be soldered?  Does it just clip
> > in?  Do any OS changes have to happen?  I am running Ubuntu Edgy.
> >
> > TIA,
> > Dave
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> As far as I understand, you just unplug the old CPU from the socket and
> plug-in the new
> CPU. Nothing more should change.
>
> I think, I would have to verify it, that Linux will automatically pick up
> the change in CPU next
> time that it reboots. If there is any additional optimization to do  to
> make Linux use both cores
> to the max I do not know yet.
>
> JP


Are you guys sure that just dropping in a new CPU is enough? Won't you need
an SMP kernel to use the second core? In the Windows world Windows will
usually detect a second CPU and install an SMP HAL (At least it does in
Win2K3 Server). Will Linux do the same or is it a more manual process?
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