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Will a VIA C3 PC1500 1GHz make a LinuxMCE?
« on: December 07, 2007, 04:10:20 pm »
Hello ppl

Will a VIA C3 PC1500 1GHz make a linux media centre?

Specs are

Power Supply 180Watt
Processor VIA C3 1GHz
Chipset VIA CLE 266 + VT8235M
Memory 1 x DDR slot, up to 1GB
LAN Realtek RTL8100C 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Audio Realtek ALC655(support 6 channels)
Graphic VIA UniChrome IGP(VIA CLE266 )
Storage Interface 2x PATA connectors(Up to ATA133) 
Rear Panel I/O Ports 1x 10/100 LAN port
1x VGA connector
2x USB 2.0 ports
1x Line out / Line in / mic
2x PS2 connectors
1x Parallel Port (LPT port)
1x Serial Port (Com port)
Onboard I/O 1x USB 2.0 connectors (for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports)
1x Front-audio connector (Mic and Line Out)
1x Front-panel connector
1x PCI Slots
2x Fan connectors: CPU/Sys FAN
1x ATX 20pin Power Connector
1x SUR_CEN connector
Power Management Support ACPI S1/S3/S4/S5 Mode

If so how can I get video out from this box to my TV?
All I want to do is watch divx/xvid on my TV

I curse the day I sold my XBMC Xbox to my mate ....
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Re: Will a VIA C3 PC1500 1GHz make a LinuxMCE?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 05:00:10 pm »
Hello ppl

Will a VIA C3 PC1500 1GHz make a linux media centre?

Specs are

Power Supply 180Watt
Processor VIA C3 1GHz
Chipset VIA CLE 266 + VT8235M
Memory 1 x DDR slot, up to 1GB
LAN Realtek RTL8100C 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Audio Realtek ALC655(support 6 channels)
Graphic VIA UniChrome IGP(VIA CLE266 )
Storage Interface 2x PATA connectors(Up to ATA133) 
Rear Panel I/O Ports 1x 10/100 LAN port
1x VGA connector
2x USB 2.0 ports
1x Line out / Line in / mic
2x PS2 connectors
1x Parallel Port (LPT port)
1x Serial Port (Com port)
Onboard I/O 1x USB 2.0 connectors (for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports)
1x Front-audio connector (Mic and Line Out)
1x Front-panel connector
1x PCI Slots
2x Fan connectors: CPU/Sys FAN
1x ATX 20pin Power Connector
1x SUR_CEN connector
Power Management Support ACPI S1/S3/S4/S5 Mode

If so how can I get video out from this box to my TV?
All I want to do is watch divx/xvid on my TV

I curse the day I sold my XBMC Xbox to my mate ....

I would not suggest using that machine as your Core... but it would certainly work as a MD using UI1 running the Unichrome Pro graphics drivers. See many other threads about adding those in the Forum.

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Re: Will a VIA C3 PC1500 1GHz make a LinuxMCE?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 11:36:35 pm »
Cool thanks Andrew

May sound like a silly question but seeing that it only has one PCI slot how can I get video out to my TV?
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Re: Will a VIA C3 PC1500 1GHz make a LinuxMCE?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 12:35:56 pm »
Cool thanks Andrew

May sound like a silly question but seeing that it only has one PCI slot how can I get video out to my TV?

With the PC1500 you would need a TV with VGA in ;-)

Or choose a VIA with DVI or Composite/S-Video out...

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