[linux-audio-user] System upgrade recommendations

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To: A list for linux audio users <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 10:28 pm

Hello,

I am wondering what I should do in order to get a bit more performance
out of my system for using JACK and friends.

I currently have two systems, and they are relatively similar. My main
system is a Dell Optiplex, can't remember the model exactly right now,
but it is:

Intel P4 2.8GHz
512MB DDR
onboard video
Creative Audigy2 ZS

The other system is:

AMD AthlonXP 2800+
512MB DDR
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB
Creative SoundBlaster Live! 5.1

I was considering buying a 2x512MB DDR kit for the P4, and dropping
the old 512MB from there into the Athlon system.

The RAM I am thinking about is:
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=003982&ci...

Would it be better to save up and invest in a CPU/mobo upgrade? Or
will a different sound card give me a performance boost (not sure how
it would be possible, but..)? Or maybe I should find a PCI video card
(NVIDIA or maybe there is something better?) to put into the Dell, if
onboard video causes issues? Or is RAM a pretty good upgrade at this
point?

I ask because I am new at using software (other than Audacity) for
multitrack recording, and when I get more than a couple apps up and
running, my system gets sluggish, and I can't even load the Titanic
SoundFont in Qsynth because it crashes (I presume due to lack of
memory).

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Dana

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Messages in current thread:
[linux-audio-user] System upgrade recommendations, Dana Olson, (Sat Feb 18, 10:28 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] System upgrade recommendations, Jon Hoskins, (Sun Feb 19, 12:25 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: System upgrade recommendations, Carlo Capocasa, (Sun Feb 19, 6:55 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: System upgrade recommendations, Carlo Capocasa, (Mon Feb 20, 12:30 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: System upgrade recommendations, Carlo Capocasa, (Mon Feb 20, 1:02 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: System upgrade recommendations, Ctirad Fertr, (Mon Feb 20, 12:44 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Re: System upgrade recommendations, Carlo Capocasa, (Tue Feb 21, 3:14 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: System upgrade recommendations, Carlo Capocasa, (Mon Feb 20, 8:04 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: System upgrade recommendations, Carlo Capocasa, (Sun Feb 19, 12:01 am)