[vdr] Mid range CPU choice

covert covert thecovert at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 16:37:11 CEST 2007


On 8/21/07, Nicolas Huillard <nicolas at huillard.net> wrote:
> covert covert a écrit :
> > My question is what CPU should I chose for good noise reducing , heat
> > reducing solutions.
>
> The most efficient CPU are still the VIA ones... Low power, very low
> heat, very low noise.

I will have a look at these.

> There are lots of EPIA mobos (Mini-ITX for factor) with fanless CPUs
> around. With these, you get only one PCI slot, but everything is
> integrated on the motherboard.
> Using a good laptop-like power block (efficient and fanless), you can
> have a really silent setup (one slow fan for the whole system).
>

At least 2 PCI slots is a must. I want 2 x DVB-S, 1 x DVB-T, 1 x
Analog TV. I plan to do this with 1 all in one card and a single
Skystar2 for the second DVB-S tuner.

> > For processing power and cost I am looking at AMD AM2 4000 and Intel
> > Duel Core E2140 and Intel core2 Duo E4400. I am open to other
> > suggestions as long as they can currently be purchased in store.
> >
> > Since the system will be spending 95% of it's time idle I want a CPU
> > that can drop down to the slowest possible clock speed with the least
> > power consumption. I will also be using temperature controlled fans to
> > keep it real quiet and any other ways I can find to drop down power
> > and noise.
>
> Drop noise:
> * suspend the disk drive with rubber bands
> * carefully design the air path inside the case

Nice tips. I especially like the idea of rubber bands.

>
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