[ILUG] Build your own MP3 player?
lbedford at lbedford.org
Tue Nov 20 15:26:15 GMT 2001
On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 03:11:53PM +0000, Glen Gray came forth with:
> On Tue, 2001-11-20 at 15:00, John P. Looney wrote:
> > The TM5600 is a little dogdy - it'll go well over 55C running Seti at home
> > etc., and often, it's about half the speed of a C3, clock for clock
> > (depending on what you are doing). You would be better off going for a C3,
> > and just clocking it back to a 66Mhz bus (1/3 the speed, under half the
> > heat).
> Probably not, we've got the older TM5400 chip which is a bit crap for
> anything other than a web pad.
The 5600 in the Sony doesn't get anywhere near 55C during compiles. It may
have a passive heatsink, but no fan.
> > With a decent video chipset (something that'll do hardware scaling at
> > least), a C3 should be more than sufficent. I'd trust it so much more than
> > a transmeta chip...
> True, true.
With a decent DXR2/3 card, you can run a crappy processor and it'll work
fine. It'll just fall over when you make it run a Java applet :)
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