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Old 04-05-2007, 10:56 AM
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I extracted this from the thread http://forums.freytechnologies.com/f...ad.php?t=24575
to give it some visibility. I recently installed an HDHomerun for HDTV recording and am getting high CPU usages. Current CPU is Athlon 64 3500+.

The question I have is. Would it do any good to get a Athalon64 X2 3800+. Would this improve performance. I can pick one of these up for $99. The MSI mother board I have in the system will support an X2. Appreciate any help with this last question. Sorry about the new thred but would appreciate any advise on this question.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:21 PM
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Not significantly probably, a 3500 is more than enough, I've got a Geforce 6800/Athlon64 3400 as my client and it works just fine for HD playback.

I assume the high CPU usage is during playback, what decoders are you using?
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:38 PM
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Not significantly probably, a 3500 is more than enough, I've got a Geforce 6800/Athlon64 3400 as my client and it works just fine for HD playback.

I assume the high CPU usage is during playback, what decoders are you using?

Using nVidia 1.02-223 . set to smart based on some advise her on the forum.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:37 PM
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These are the approx numbers for task manager.

Recording with SageTV 30-40%.

Playback with SageTV 33-45%

Playback with VLC 22-44%

LiveTV with SageTV 61-71%

So are these numbers in line is this what you get? Thanks
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Playback isn't anything to be concerned about, though if nVidia isn't better than VLC then there's something not working with hardware accelleration.

However, 30-40% is way to high for just recording.
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:04 AM
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Playback isn't anything to be concerned about, though if nVidia isn't better than VLC then there's something not working with hardware accelleration.

However, 30-40% is way to high for just recording.
"hardware accelleration" is an area I am not sure how you check to see if its enabled. I know in the nvidia decoder driver its checked. Are there other areas in Sage or nvidia main driver that needs to be checked.

Also this may seem like an stupid question but just to make sure. I have sagetv configured to use MVP client(not actually using it) so the server option is turned on. I have assumed that since the HDHomerun is a networked device that I would leave the server option running Is that correct?
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