[Ardour-Users] Motherboard hints and tips?

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Thu Jan 31 08:16:52 PST 2008

On 31 January 2008 at 15:14, Arnold Krille <arnold at arnoldarts.de> wrote:

> > My distro of choice is Mandriva because, well, I'm just used
> > to it and everything I've learned about Linux I learned on that system.

Mandriva runs fine for me with Ardour, Rosegarden, Audacity, etc.

> > Anyway, what are the advantages of going for 64 bit over 32 bit, given
> > that I reckon 2GB RAM will be more than enough for my purposes?

I had 2GB of RAM in my last system, and it seemed like enough.  The 
only thing that had trouble keeping up with Ardour was the hard 
drive, and that only happened when I was pushing ~70 tracks at once.

> > Mandriva also seems to have two options for packages under 64
> > bit - ia64 and X86_64 - anybody know what the differences are
> > between those?

I was unaware of ia64.  I use x86_64 for 64-bit things.



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