[mythtv-users] your thoughts about this Jetway hardware
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 22 16:34:50 UTC 2010
On 01/22/2010 11:22 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 01/22/2010 09:59 AM, Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
>> As you all know I currently run my MythTV 0.21.20080304-1 (FE & BE) on
>> an Epia EN12000 board, with 1TB disk, a Terratec PCI DVB-T card and
>> Fedora 12. It records 3 channels 24/7 off of one multiplex.
>> I was thinking about moving towards a Jetway NC81-lf with AMD Athlon II
>> X2 235e "Regor" @ 2700 Mhz, the same PCI DVB-T card and some memory.
>> Can anybody here say it that would be enough to do the same job as the
>> EN12000 currently does? Would playing SDTV recordings work well without
>> XvMC? (my AMD 9550 copes well, but what about this one?)
>> Could this new setup run valgrind and the backend at the same time
>> without much issue? (yes, to fix that memory leak bug if it is still
>> there in 0.22)
>> Any constructive comments are welcome
> The 235e should be more than enough--should actually do fine for even
> HDTV MPEG-2.
> My question for you: where did you find a 235e for sale? I've been
> looking for a 2XXe since the day they were released but have only found
> them on sale "special order"--never in stock (and have never trusted the
> vendors would actually get them). It seems to me that Sony and HP are
> getting all of the new dual-core energy-efficient series of AMD chips.
Oh, and back to the rest of your question (got too excited about the
possibility of getting e chips)... It should be fine for valgrind,
presuming you have sufficient RAM. (Though valgrind will always slow
down the programs--as the I/O requirements are high. So, maybe I should
say, "running valgrind on it will work about as well as running valgrind
can be expected to work.")
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