[linux-audio-user] AMD64 question

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Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 12:20 pm

Greetings:

Not long ago I mentioned that a student had traded an MSI mobo (socket
939) for some lessons. I'm ready to start building a system around that
board, and I have some questions for this list:

1) I can get a new AMD64 Athlon 3800 2.4 GHz for (US) $145. Is the
Athlon 64 a good chip for audio work, and is that a good price ? It's
the best listed on Pricewatch.

2) Recommended case/power supply ?

3) The MSI box says it includes an nVidia nForce3 chipset, which I
assume means that there's an audio/video chipset on the mobo. I'll
probably disable the audio, and I have a gForce AGP video card to put in
the machine. Question: Am I better off using the integrated video or
should I use my card instead ? (Btw, I use the kernel nv driver, not
nVidia's binary driver).

4) I assume I'll have to buy new RAM. What should I buy ?

5) The CPU includes a fan, but should I get something more powerful ?

6) How can I best reduce the noise from this system ?

7) Am I correct to assume that this system runs in a 32-bit more as
well as the 64-bit ? How do I determine which mode I'll run in ?

This system will replace my ancient desktop machine, so also I need to
know if there are any precautions or warnings re: running Linux audio
software on it. The distro of choice will be Debian Etch a la Demudi 1.3.0.

Sorry for all the questions, I'm completely new to the 64-bit game. As
always, any & all advice will be vastly appreciated. :)

Best regards,

dp

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[linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Dave Phillips, (Tue Jun 27, 12:20 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Jack O'Quin, (Tue Jun 27, 3:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Paul Winkler, (Tue Jun 27, 2:18 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, , (Tue Jun 27, 1:21 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, carmen, (Tue Jun 27, 5:29 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, carmen, (Tue Jun 27, 5:36 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Lee Revell, (Tue Jun 27, 5:41 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Frank Barknecht, (Tue Jun 27, 8:18 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, carmen, (Tue Jun 27, 8:46 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Lee Revell, (Tue Jun 27, 8:23 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, carmen, (Tue Jun 27, 6:00 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Lee Revell, (Tue Jun 27, 6:09 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, tim hall, (Wed Jun 28, 12:40 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Dave Phillips, (Mon Jul 3, 12:50 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Thomas Vecchione, (Mon Jul 3, 5:33 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Gian Paolo Mureddu, (Mon Jul 3, 10:26 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, carmen, (Tue Jul 4, 12:23 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Jack O'Quin, (Tue Jul 4, 1:07 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Paul Winkler, (Wed Jul 5, 3:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Pieter Palmers, (Thu Jul 6, 11:43 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Paul Winkler, (Thu Jul 6, 1:20 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Pieter Palmers, (Thu Jul 6, 2:05 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Dan Easley, (Thu Jul 6, 6:00 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, carmen, (Thu Jul 6, 8:18 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Pieter Palmers, (Thu Jul 6, 8:33 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Re: AMD64 question: update, Loki Davison, (Thu Jul 6, 11:07 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: AMD64 question: update, Pieter Palmers, (Fri Jul 7, 10:16 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: AMD64 question: update, Loki Davison, (Fri Jul 7, 11:02 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Yves Potin, (Thu Jul 6, 7:12 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Folderol, (Thu Jul 6, 9:16 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Mark Knecht, (Mon Jul 3, 5:57 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Thomas Vecchione, (Mon Jul 3, 8:56 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, carmen, (Mon Jul 3, 9:07 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Mark Knecht, (Mon Jul 3, 2:17 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Paul Winkler, (Wed Jul 5, 3:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update, Paul Winkler, (Wed Jul 5, 3:58 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Lee Revell, (Tue Jun 27, 3:34 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, , (Tue Jun 27, 3:49 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Dave Phillips, (Tue Jun 27, 1:48 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Mark Knecht, (Tue Jun 27, 1:18 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Lee Revell, (Tue Jun 27, 4:52 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Dave Phillips, (Tue Jun 27, 1:34 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Frank Barknecht, (Tue Jun 27, 3:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Mark Knecht, (Tue Jun 27, 2:14 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Dave Phillips, (Tue Jun 27, 2:39 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Re: AMD64 question, Loki Davison, (Tue Jun 27, 11:33 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, , (Tue Jun 27, 3:45 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Paul Winkler, (Tue Jun 27, 2:58 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Re: AMD64 question, Arnold Krille, (Tue Jun 27, 2:58 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Mark Knecht, (Tue Jun 27, 2:58 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Paul Davis, (Tue Jun 27, 1:39 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Paul Winkler, (Tue Jun 27, 2:51 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Paul Davis, (Tue Jun 27, 3:48 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Mark Knecht, (Tue Jun 27, 4:07 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, , (Tue Jun 27, 1:27 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Maarten de Boer, (Tue Jun 27, 1:08 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Lee Revell, (Tue Jun 27, 3:30 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, John Anderson, (Tue Jun 27, 12:53 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Tue Jun 27, 5:51 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question, Maarten de Boer, (Tue Jun 27, 1:15 pm)