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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:45 am 
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This is the $149 Fry's Electronics PC that's sold with LinSpire with 128M of Ram and 40G harddrive. I of course wiped Linspire and put KnoppMyth on the 40 G harddrive. I added in 512M of ram I had lying about and 160G harddrive for /myth and added my air2pc rev 0.2 tuner. Install was easy and mythtv-setup found my card just fine.

And for a $149 PC, it's pretty nice. By removing the modem (bah, who needs one?) I have 4 PCI slots, it has a 8x AGP slot, supports 8 USB2.0 ports (would need 2 brackets for the last 4 though it doesn't come with), supports 2 COM ports (would need a bracket for com2).

This is a backend only as its only purpose is to record ts files that can be played over the network (via tapeworm & samba) on a winxp pc running a MyHD HD decoding card.

One of the real benefits of the geode chip is that it is not overly heat producing and low energy consumption.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:44 pm 
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That would be the 'GQ 3151 AMD GEODE NX1750', correct?

Does the motherboard in that unit still have S/PDIF on it?

I have used earlier Fry's GQ31xx systems and one of the benefits is that the ECS 741GX-M Motherboard had an S/PDIF riser on it.

Thanks in advance,

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:21 pm 
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aovermy wrote:
This is the $149 Fry's Electronics PC that's sold with LinSpire with 128M of Ram and 40G harddrive. I of course wiped Linspire and put KnoppMyth on the 40 G harddrive. I added in 512M of ram I had lying about and 160G harddrive for /myth and added my air2pc rev 0.2 tuner. Install was easy and mythtv-setup found my card just fine.

And for a $149 PC, it's pretty nice. By removing the modem (bah, who needs one?) I have 4 PCI slots, it has a 8x AGP slot, supports 8 USB2.0 ports (would need 2 brackets for the last 4 though it doesn't come with), supports 2 COM ports (would need a bracket for com2).


I have one of these GQ Fry's specials. In fact, I think I have the same one. I bought it as a "project computer" that I could expariment with. One thing I want to do is try Knoppmyth on it, set it up as a backend or NFS. I'm happy to hear that I shouldn't have too much trouble! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:02 pm 
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You'll have no trouble for SDTV. But it is too slow for HDTV. At least over Firewire.

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ECS 741GX-M Rev 1.0A
SIS chipset
(GQ3131 aka Fry's $99 special)
Semperon 2200
1G RAM
Nvidia FX-5200 svideo out
Hauppauge WinTV PVR-500 MCE (Phillips)
200GB ST3200822A Disk
40GB WDC WD400BB-22JHC0
BTC 9019URF Wireless Keyboard/Mouse


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:38 pm 
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aovermy wrote:
This is the $149 Fry's Electronics PC that's sold with LinSpire with 128M of Ram and 40G harddrive. I of course wiped Linspire and put KnoppMyth on the 40 G harddrive. I added in 512M of ram I had lying about and 160G harddrive for /myth and added my air2pc rev 0.2 tuner. Install was easy and mythtv-setup found my card just fine.
One of the real benefits of the geode chip is that it is not overly heat producing and low energy consumption.


I wonder how it is going after 7 months? Any issues that were not readily apparent?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:13 pm 
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I wonder how it is going after 7 months? Any issues that were not readily apparent?


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