[Ardour-Users] building a new machine for Ardour
gothmagog at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 11 08:37:23 PST 2008
Hm, yeah, about those BIOS updates...
I recently updated my BIOS in an effort to solve some monitor-recognition issues I am suffering. I got the ISO, but the genius that put it together forgot to make it bootable. So I had to extract the contents and re-author it into a different ISO and boot that. Wasted a few CDs getting there in the process.
I don't know how many Intel motherboards have their BIOS updates on non-bootable ISOs. It could have been an isolated incident for me, but it's something to watch out for.
From: michael noble <looplog at gmail.com>
To: Ardor Users Mailing List <ardour-users at lists.ardour.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:56:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] building a new machine for Ardour
Just wanted to add opinion to conjecture and say that those in the market ought to seriously consider a mainboard from Intel's extreme range. I built a system with dual core (e6600) about a year and recently upgraded to a quad core processor (q6600) with no problem. Most of my audio setup involves parallel processing streams so JackMP/Jack2 spreads the load evenly across all cores. The board has been the most trouble free piece of computer hardware I've bought in the past 15 years and worked without fault. Intel usually has good linux support, and there bios updates come in the form of a downloadable ISO, which sure beats having to dig up a dos floppy or maintain a windows partition just to add some future processor support.
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