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Originally Posted by The_Pope2 x 512MB is plenty for Media Center (note the correct spelling Bindi!)
Originally Posted by bigzI'm thinking of building one at some point - I'll be passively watercooling it I think.
I may even go so far as to get an i-RAM and then have my hard drive array in another room.
Originally Posted by The_Popemclean007 is spot on. Media Center is software for a media centre ;)
For the sake of clarity, I use HTPC if I want to talk about the generic group, otherwise specifically Media Center if referring to Microsoft Windows MCE.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiYou and you're frikkin Americanisms.
Centre is spelt "RE" in proper oxford-english :P If we're talking trade marks, sure it's the other way around but you'll be walking over my cold dead body before i willingly do it though. Along with spelling sulphur with an "f".
Originally Posted by Highland3rNice review guys, looking forward to a Pentium M based shuttle...
Any chance someone can PM/email or whatever me details of the tests you ran (compression/encoding etc) on this system... Would'nt mind running through some tests with Dual Channel and a little more on the FSB front just too show/see how much of a difference these really make to the M's.
Originally Posted by Deep-BluePersonally i like the idea of a Pentium M based rig. I could go an purchase a passivly cooled 6600, a Samsung silent hard disk, and nice Asus silent optical drive, and a SMALL matx chassis, and have a very quiet, very powerful, and yet very small machine!
If you could fill the 2x DDR2 slots with 2x 1Gb 533Mhz DDR2 sticks, and a low profile GeForce 6200 Turbocache low profile card in the 16x slot, you could use even less power, still have decent gaming, and have a brilliant all rounder.
All that is really needed, is for a few more mobo manufacturers to produce boards (competition is goooood), and for Intel to reduce the price of Pentium M to a reasonable price.
Once thing i did notice though. Nothing was mentioned about Celeron M support. Do we know if it will take a CM?
Edit: ebuyer.co.uk has Celeron M starting at £104 inc VAT. If the board supports Celeron M, i may just have to look into this gear for a small linux box.
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