MythTV on older hardware (Re: Newbie SIG)
rafazap at cwnet.com
Tue Dec 6 11:59:58 PST 2005
Gus Wirth wrote:
>On the high end are cards that can automatically compress the signal using
>onboard hardware and thus offload all the work from the CPU. For example, I
>have a Hauppauge PVR-150 card that produces a MPEG-2 video stream that can
>be saved directly to disk. The CPU utilization on my system is so low that
>it oftentimes doesn't even show up in top, mostly 1% or less. Almost any
>system with a PCI bus can handle one of of these cards. There is a big
>warning about certain hardware interactions because of poor DMA
>implementations (mostly VIA chipsets) so read up first.
How can I find out what chipset I have? I have a PentiumII-350 cpu in a
gateway machine. Inked on the motherboard itself is "CE E139761" where
the "C" is that half-looking "C" that doesn't seem to quite have the
ends. A sticker on the motherboard has "ISRC84305512 AA 718142-207".
There are several chips that have what look like just a bunch of part
numbers. Of those that seem to have some kind of name on them, I see
SMsC, Intel PCIset, Sharp, CREATIVE, & Glue 2.
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