Re: AM2+ motherboard with support for ECC RAM for media player / server
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On 04/28/08 21:41, Bob wrote:
> Unbuffered / Registered obviously.
> I'm building a couple of Debian / MythTV based home media players /
> servers and want low power consumption and noise, at the moment I'm
> leaning towards
> CPU 45W Dual Core Athlon
> Motherboard ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI
> RAM 4GB DDR2 ECC RAM as fast as I can find 
> GPU Radeon X800, X1900, X1950  or on-board 
Why not nvdia?
> HDD (system) Toshiba MK8037GSX or some other SATA laptop drive
> HDD (Data) Western Digital 1TB Green Power or the Samsung ITB F1
> and some DVB-C card
> The ASUS boards are the only ones I can find with the traces / BIOS
> support for ECC RAM but this one doesn't have FireWire on-board which
> I'd like, can anyone suggest another mATX system with USB2, SATA2, ATA,
> FireWire, Digital sound IO and ECC RAM support that would meet my
> requirements? 
> Does anyone know weather an Athlon X2 4850e (2500MHz) or Athlon X2
> BE-2400 (2300MHz) (both 45W ) is going to be capable of decoding H.264
> 1080p in Blu-ray quality? 
It'll have the oomph, but as you mentioned in your footnotes, might
not have the software to decode it,
> How about when we get IDCT (Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform) and MC
> (Motion Compensation) video acceleration in RadeonHD?
> Thanks for any help.
>  at the moment the fastest ECC sticks I can find are DDR2-800, I
> can't find any 1066s and would like some headroom
>  I haven't decided which GPU to go for, I'll have to do more research
> into how well R500 and R600 GPU are handling video playback at the
> moment, I have a feeling that for simplicity I may have to get an R400
> GPU as an interim measure and then when RadeonHD matures a bit I'll
> switch to either the On-Board or an R500 based discreet card 
>  for the first time in my life I'm considering on-board graphics,of
> the 780G chipset.
>  not necessarily AMD but preferably
>  Because the R600 Unified Video Decoder (UVD) has integrated DRM
> we'll probably never get access to it, in which case any
> hardware-assisted video decoding the Linux world sees will be in the
> same form as the R500 stuff, I'm unsure weather this will mean that
> R500s will ultimately be "better" than R600 but I suspect they'll be the
> same, either way for Home Theater PCs I'd really like someone to start
> putting Mobility Radeon GPUs on PCIe cards.
>  up to 40Mbit/s, probably not is my feeling from reading round, I
> think an X2 6000+ (3000 MHz) at 89W or 125W can just do it.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
We want... a Shrubbery!!
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