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790gx Integrated graphics and MythTv

On first glance, an AM2+/AM3 motherboard using 780GX or 790GX integrated graphics would make a great HTPC, particularly with a reasonably low power CPU. The big problem with this strategy is the driver situation. Whilst there exists an open source driver, it is limited in it’s use of acceleration – particularly for 3D. The proprietary […]

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DFI LanParty JR 790GX-M2RS – DOA

Hmm… After my parcel arrived from Scan, I started to assemble my new PC. Everything seemed to go well, until I plugged it in. Blank Screen. The POST led indicated that everything was normal, booted OK. I try sapping the DVI/HDMI selector (this motherboard can only support a singe connector at a time). No Joy. […]

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Lian Li C36 HTPC Build

Build write-up of a micro-ATX HTPC using a Lian-Li low profile case. Introducing the project, photos and performance measurements to come later

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