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mdaize

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Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« on: January 07, 2008, 11:06:37 pm »
Has anyone done a comparison between processors (mainly intel vs amd) for the best performance in LinuxMCE?

I am trying to figure out what brand processor to go with that would permit the best performance for the price...

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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 11:18:19 pm »
i like the AMD BE2X00. Much power, less consumption and fair price.

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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 01:28:24 am »

me too have good luck with AMD. Though support for AMD 64 is comming to linux mce and is not yet there... as I am waiting for it myself.
BTW using AMD64 you can have up to 8gb for memory, something you may want to have when doing encoding/watching and other stuff...

But intel got a 1 year head start when it comes to quad core. AMD release it only couple of months back.. I am using AMD 6000+ (dual core cpu) and it has been cool. Though the real test would be to decode mpg4 (H.264) streams.

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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 09:08:53 am »
along the same lines of the be2x00 series is the intel e2180.. power usage is extremely low

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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 10:15:28 am »
i like the AMD BE2X00. Much power, less consumption and fair price.

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Hi,

do you have any estimates of power consumption of Hybrid based on this processor. I'm considering upgrade (I have Mobile pentium 2G on my Asus mobo. considering upgrade to another mobo with BE2400)..

Thanks in advance,

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Thanks in advance,

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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 10:53:29 am »
i like the AMD BE2X00. Much power, less consumption and fair price.

best regards,
Hari
Hi,

do you have any estimates of power consumption of Hybrid based on this processor. I'm considering upgrade (I have Mobile pentium 2G on my Asus mobo. considering upgrade to another mobo with BE2400)..

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

i can measure the consumption of my hybrid if you want,
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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 03:09:19 pm »
i like the AMD BE2X00. Much power, less consumption and fair price.

best regards,
Hari
Hi,

do you have any estimates of power consumption of Hybrid based on this processor. I'm considering upgrade (I have Mobile pentium 2G on my Asus mobo. considering upgrade to another mobo with BE2400)..

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

i can measure the consumption of my hybrid if you want,
br Hari
Please do, I have my hybrdi around 100W (with mobile procesor) and I'd like to see if any progress will be made on Gigabyte mobo with BE2400. Also quick description of your components would help, specially disks...

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

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Bulek.

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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 07:01:44 pm »
What power supplies are you guys using If it is not 80plus certified You waste a lot of power when then PC is Idle.
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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 07:09:22 pm »
What power supplies are you guys using If it is not 80plus certified You waste a lot of power when then PC is Idle.

Hmm don't know much about power supplies. Can you explain to us a bit more (or yet  better post to fresh page on wiki regarding reducing power consumption of LMCE systems...) ?

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Re: Best Processor for LinuxMCE?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 07:17:48 pm »
http://www.80plus.org/

To further reduce power.
I am also playing with
http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/powertop/
and others are now hibernating their MD's


I will try to put up a wiki at one point.

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