[mythtv-users] sempron 3100 v. 64 3000+
jaw1959 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 03:46:01 UTC 2008
Why do you want to turn off xvmc?
On Jan 31, 2008 8:38 PM, Raphael <rpooser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Gabe Rubin wrote:
> > On Jan 31, 2008 3:17 PM, Tom Greer <trgreer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Fry's regularly advertises motherboard/CPU combo deals. I recently
> >> up a ECS AM2 socket motherboard with built-in nVidia graphics and an
> >> BE-2350 Althlon X2 CPU for about $80.
> >> I'd pursue a deal like that rather than invest any additional money in
> >> socket 754 system.
> >> Tom
> > That is a good point, and indeed, is how I got this current system.
> > The only thing is that the deal was for a small form factor iDeq made
> > by biostar that included the CPU. The computer is similar to a
> > shuttle. So getting a new mobo is not an option here, although I
> > would certainly wait for a deal like this if I wanted a new system
> > completely.
> > I guess the consensus is that I am not going to get much difference in
> > performance by simply plopping in the new CPU, or if I do, it won't be
> > $50 worth of difference.
> > _______________________________________________
> Well... the difference just has to be enough to turn off xvmc going by
> your original post, if that's worth $50 to you. 2 GHz on an athlon64 is
> definitely enough to watch HD w/o xvmc in my case. That was socket 939,
> but the only difference in your case should be lack of dual channel
> memory. I don't know how that affects media playback, I'd guess not
> much. With the sempron do you peg at 100% with xvmc off?
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