Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD64 question

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Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 1:08 pm

Hi Dave,

What is the exact model of the mobo? Is it by any change the
MSI K8NGM2-FID ? There is very useful info in this forum

http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=1803985

> 2) Recommended case/power supply ?

I recently helped a friend with a very similar setup (with above mobo).
He went for the Antec P150, which is a very nice quiet case, with a
quiet PSU, for a good price.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article272-page1.html

The Antec P150 is the second recommended case of SPCR, but !!! note
the warning:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article75-page3.html

In my friends case, the PSU got replaced with a different model,
because of these issues (The store he bought the case was aware
of them). So, make sure that when you buy it, that the PSU is
a revised one, or that you can return it if it fails. A bit of
a hassle maybe, but the case is really really nice.

> 3) The MSI box says it includes an nVidia nForce3 chipset, which I

If you use the nv driver, I think you will not notice any difference
between the onboard and external video card.

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

See the anandtech forum.

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

Something more silent, rather. Maybe a Zalman heatsink+fan?

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

See above. A good case with damping and good airflow, a silent PSU, a
silent CPU fan, and one large case fan (maybe 120 mm) at low speed. It
will not give you a perfectly silent system, but it won't be the
vacuumcleaner noise level you'd get without taking care of these
issues :-)

> 7) Am I correct to assume that this system runs in a 32-bit more as

You may run into some hassle running at 64 bit, 32 bit will work fine.
But since you are no newbie, you might want to go fo 64 bit.

> This system will replace my ancient desktop machine, so also I need to

Hm, on the MSI based system of my friend, I didn't get the reverse engineered
driver for the nvidea onboard ethernet to work, so I installed the binary
driver from nvidea. Many people however do report the reverse engineered driver
to work, and better even than the nvidea binary, so YMMV. But if you are stuck
with the binary driver (for either video or ethernet), low latency might be
at risk.

Maarten

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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)