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On 21:32 Tue 03 Oct , Jack Lloyd wrote:
> This may be a dumb question, but I can't find anything useful via
> Google. I'm running Gentoo on my Ultra5, and am starting to wonder if
> maybe I can't turn it into a Myth/DVD/MAME machine (since god knows I
> don't do anything else useful with it).
> Obvious problems:
> Onboard video sucks - thinking maybe an ATI 7500 AIW PCI here?
> IDE controller is worse - stream everything over the network, or
> install a decent IDE controller in one of the PCI slots and connect
> the DVD drive to it.
> I've already thrown in a DVD drive, new hard drive and a USB
> controller card, just in an effort to make the machine slightly
> Is this completely impossible? Any suggestions/pointers? I'd rather
> find out now than after I spend the money on a video card I can't
> actually use.
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What is the clock speed on the cpu? I have never tried DVD/TV on my
333Mhz Ultra5 but DivX playback was awful, it can just almost cope with
full screen mpeg playback. I think these machines just aren't powerful
enough to cope with modern media apps.
By the way, is it the IDE controller that sucks? I always put the crap
hard drive performance down the fact they are 5400rpm disk.
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