Mythbuntu Box Upgrade?
torriem at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 17:42:12 MDT 2008
Joshua Lutes wrote:
> Hay guys.
> I am running Mythbuntu 8.04 on a dell tower I got from a BYU surplus
> sale a year and a half ago. It uses the PVR-350 and everything is
> pretty pleasing. The only thing that isn't so great is the streaming
> media from online sources has pretty choppy video. I suspect it may
> be on account of the computer never being intended to watch online
> video and its being something like six years old. Maybe.
> Anyway, I was hoping for suggestions as to what I might be able to
> upgrade for the hardware in order to improve the performance so that I
> might be able to get rid of the stuttering video problem. I always
> been told that increasing the RAM is the cheapest and best way to bulk
> up a computer, and I guess I could do that. Any other ideas?
RAM for older machines is quite expensive now, compared to cheap DDR2
RAM. Certainly giving your machine 1 GB would be better; maybe someone
on this list has old ram SIMMs they can sell you cheap.
I'm in the market for a new machine (gotta keep up with X-Plane 9...
dual core, 2 GB RAM, lots of video card required now). I'm torn between
a shuttle case (which is just the right physical size for me) and
something a bit bigger and quieter. Anyone have recommendations for the
quietest small case/mb combo?
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