Required Hardware

Version 1 (jams, 09/28/2011 01:03 pm)

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h1. Required Hardware
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A LinHES system can use most modern and "semi-modern" hardware. Some users report a fully functional system driven by an antiquated AMD Athlon (800 MHz)/nforce2 CPU/MB. For HD-playback one will need a more powerful CPU or a GPU capable of VDPAU such as an NVIDIA 8400GS, 9500GT, or GF 210. For a complete table of NVIDIA cards and their VDPAU support, see this table. Intel Atom-based PCs are also popular among LinHES users for their low heat output and ultra low power consumption. Again, this low-power CPU needs to be paired with a VDPAU compatible GPU or else view HD content will not be possible. Most Atom MB/CPU combos are paired with one, for example, see offerings by Intel and Zotac. 
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LinHES can also run in a virtual machine (verified to work in Virtual Box v3.0.10) if would-be users would prefer to test drive it in a sandbox.