[mythtv-users] What hardware do I need to be able to dual record using Comcast cable?
fsquires at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 21:44:25 UTC 2008
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 09:16 -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
>> I suspect that going to 64-bits will not help all that much, at least
>> that was the consensus a year ago or so.
> Yeah, I seem to remember that, which is why I was asking. I have also
> had bizarre issues on the 64-bit machines I have used at work, so thus
> far I would really rather not go to 64-bits. The apps and OS are still
> better supported on good old IA32. Are there really 32-bit chips out
> there that are faster than a 3GHz P4? Any chance any of them would fit
> in a 775 socket? :-) Actually that question is serious although it
> perhaps shows my ignorance of hardware issues. I'd love to upgrade my
> CPU, but if I also have to get a new motherboard than I might as well
> get a new case and a whole new machine and just move my disks, tuner
> card, and video card to it. I am considering this because what I have
> read leads me to believe that when I do try to play back those HD-PVR
> clips, my machine will be too slow. And I really would like to replace
> the Comcast crappy DVR with something that uses Myth, but there are a
> lot of channels I like (such as ESPN, ESPN2, and Mojo which has the
> local baseball and hockey games in HD) that I won't be able to bring
> into Myth any other way.
Are you saying you had problems with 64-bit chips or a 64-bit OS.
There have definitely been problems in the 64-bit OS area particularly
if you're talking about Windows, but I haven't heard of problems with
running 32-bit operating systems on 64-bit chips.
Pretty much every modern chip (Intel or AMD that is) will be 64-bit.
They also run 32-bit code faster than the Pentium 4, if that's what
you're worried about.
It was supposed to be so Easy.
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