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cubii

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Hi im thinking about upgrading my htpc to a server/client system and want to use my old htpc as a server.

But i dont know if this is fast enough for hd tv and hd streaming:

amd Athlon 2600+ xp processor
with 512mb ram
and a ati 9600 xt graphic card.

dont have a hdtv capable tv card yet.

This is what i want to do:

use the old htpc as a tv/fileserver with hd in 1080p

and a new client (perhaps the eebox b206) with enough power for hdtv/streaming and a blueray player.

could this work?

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    Hi im thinking about upgrading my htpc to a server/client system and want to use my old htpc as a server.

    But i dont know if this is fast enough for hd tv and hd streaming:

    amd Athlon 2600+ xp processor
    with 512mb ram
    and a ati 9600 xt graphic card.

    dont have a hdtv capable tv card yet.

    This is what i want to do:

    use the old htpc as a tv/fileserver with hd in 1080p

    and a new client (perhaps the eebox b206) with enough power for hdtv/streaming and a blueray player.

    could this work?

    :D

    Well, the graphics card is sure fast enough ;)

    How many TV-cards are you thinking? Are any of the receiving HD-TV?
     

    cubii

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    dont have any (hd) tv cards yet but would buy me a sattelite hdtv (s2) tv card ,at least one, perhaps two

    only two dvb-t cards are now running on this system

    Well, the graphics card is sure fast enough

    yeah that should be fast enough for a server, but what about the processor, could that be enough to stream/record /timeshift hdtv?
     

    pilehave

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    I run a setup with server/client on a AMD 4850e (dual-tuner DVB-T) and streaming to two clients (well, one client and then the server itself) doesn't even break sweat on the CPU. Highest temp. was 44 degrees celcius. CPU load is below 15% at all time. The Athlon is a single-core, but why don't you do a test before upgrading?
     

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