Originally Posted by ellisr63
Will it make a difference with Openelec?
Probably. The Intel x86_64
version is totally designed for the CPU/GPU/Chipset of the NUC.
This is NOT a generic image for anything with an Intel CPU, it is tailored for HTPC systems that use Intel GMA integrated graphics, Core2Duo or higher, including Sandybridge and and Ivybridge.
The Generic image is a "catch-all" build containing more drivers than any other image. If you have a home-built HTPC that is not based on ION, ION2, Intel or Fusion GPU chipsets, or you are going to install OpenELEC onto a laptop or desktop computer this is probably the best image to use. The Generic images may require a moderate level of post-installation tweaking to get items like sound configuration correct.
Originally Posted by sievers
I used OpenELEC Stable - Generic i386
Version:3.2.2 and the install was a snap. But, after downloading all the fan art and such, my keyboard/mouse mini remote seems pretty laggy
4 GB RAM
4 GB usb stick
You will also want to use the Intel x86_64 version of OpenELEC on your NUC.
Also, set the video memory allocation to a fixed 512MB in BIOS. Even after doing that OpenELEC will still show ~3GB of RAM available while running so you have plenty of memory.
The loading of fan art and such is one of the few things that actually uses I/O from the USB stick where it's stored. If using the optimized version of OpenELEC does not make performance better your best options are to use a different (faster) USB stick or install a mSATA drive. A mSATA will absolutely fix the problem if you have a massive library but many of us were fine with our reasonably quick USB sticks.
FWIW, I mentioned earlier in this thread that I found a new
mSATA SSD on fleabay for less than $30. It's only 24GB (thus the price) and was designed as a secondary "cache" drive but the size is overkill for OpenELEC so one does not have to break the bank with a SSD for a build.