[Ardour-Users] Motherboard hints and tips?
fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Thu Jan 31 04:45:00 PST 2008
Having delved into why I'm getting 30% CPU usage with 4 tracks in
Ardour, my VIA motherboard would seem to be to blame. So, it's time for
me to build a new PC. I want to build it from scratch, since I've never
done it before and I like a challenge and also I don't want to buy an
off-the-shelf PC and get a useless Vista CD.... Back when it was my job
to understand this stuff, I understood this stuff, but that was a long
time ago. I've been researching and find myself bewildered by the range
of options and makes and terminology.
I've decided on a Core 2 Duo processor since heat generation and
therefore fan noise is one of my top priorities (my current Athlon
system sounds like a vacuum cleaner and keeps me awake at night from the
next room!). Also I don't want to run a 64-bit system because I still
want to be able to use it 'normally, and I've read of a few software
compatability problems with 64-bit systems.
So, does anybody on the list have any recommendations for motherboard
brands, chipsets, kernel optimisations, etc etc etc. I'm floundering
here so any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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