Len Ovens wrote:
I doubt that the difference is measurable, let alone noticeable.
In any case, this allows easier upgrading to 16 GB. :)
> Disk: 2TB sata about 5 years old (as I recall)
Nowadays, not using an SSD tends to be the bottleneck.
(But this is probably not the case for streaming audio.)
> I chose this MB because it had three pci slots
The PCIe/PCI bridges built into chipsets are reliable, but motherboards
that have a separate chip for this tend to use cheap crap.
Your ASM1083 is infamous. Revision 1 was unusably buggy; rev. 3 mostly
works (except for virtualization). Which one do you have (lspci)?
> ASUS was nice enough to list the irq layout of the pci(e) slots in the
"Nice" isn't enough, it should be _correct_ (which was not the case for
my last Asus manual).
Anyway, PCIe devices that support MSI use a completely separate
interrupt line. (USB3 ports, graphics, and built-in audio should be
You need to check /proc/interrupts to be sure.
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