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bouton
2005-11-22, 02:35
Was curious how slow we can go? I am running:
dedicated slimserver 6.2.x
winxp pro SP2
1998/9? DAN (remember them UK?) asus p5a MOBO
AMD k6-2 350Mhz
786mb ram
200GBHD
hardwired in the garage, plugging along
with 2 slimp3s.

handles alienbbc

Veeeeery slow to rescan my 2000 song library, but once its done it works ok. A stutter here and there maybe once or twice a day, just enough to bother me.

Was wondering what the very slightest next step up might be which someone out there is already using, and knows it works, for the perfect, oldest (cheapest ie free from someone throwing it out) PC. ;)

Sort of reverse snobbery

Katherine

clumsyoik
2005-11-22, 03:36
Was wondering what the very slightest next step up might be which someone out there is already using, and knows it works, for the perfect, oldest (cheapest ie free from someone throwing it out) PC. ;)

Sort of reverse snobbery

Katherine
I get no skips in normal usage - server is 600Mhz celeron (pentium 2), 384MB memory, linux, even when transcoding from vorbis.

(Obviously) it still skips if it is scanning the library, which is very slow.

I'm sure this class of machine can be had for next to nothing from someone throwing one out.

xio
2005-11-22, 05:28
I'd second the 600mhz route. Running SuSE linux with 512mb. Web interface is a little slow but other than that it works just fine. FWIW I'm running 4 players off it too with no real problems. On the SB2 I don't even get stuttering during scanning as the buffer is so big.

giulianoz
2005-11-22, 06:43
via samuel 2 400mhz
512mb pc133
4gb hard disk for OS (gentoo)
80gb usb ide disk for songs

no problems at all with 6.5b1 20/11/2005

giuliano

bglad
2005-11-22, 10:08
Dell 400MHz PII, 384 MB ram, fedora core 4, slim 6.2
16000 songs and 3 squeezeboxes - rescanning takes half a day and web pages are slow but usable, otherwise works fine and handles aac conversions and alienbbc happily

JJP
2005-11-22, 12:07
dell latitute PIII cpx laptop: 500mhx, 384ram, 80gb laptop HD, XP home, slimserver 6.2.1

= 12 watts!

10,000 mp3s, 4 SB2s & no skipping, no probs w/ AlienBBC & rescan takes a few hours.

webUI isn't snappy though.

Jonathan.

kkitts
2005-11-22, 13:05
I have a PII/266 dedicated to running the slimserver - I'm still running slimserver 6.1.1. I run "headless" (ie. with no monitor) - in the unix command line mode (no GUI). I'm using a 100Mbit/sec wired connection to the SB3 and I've found the SB3 to be very responsive. Starting a new track or browsing through artists/albums is very responsive.

I have about a 7500 song library. Scanning the library after the addition of new songs is the only thing that is slow. I typically drop off a few Gig of new songs (usually mp3s recorded at 320Kbps) - hit rescan - and then go to bed. It's ready the next day - I've not really timed how long it takes - but it is several hours I think.

Kevin

kkitts
2005-11-22, 13:06
Oh, the PII/266 has 288M of RAM. That may help a bit...