[Ardour-Users] Processor load on ardour

Cassiel raffaele.morelli at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 00:54:02 PDT 2008


I have been using athlon XP 2400+ till few months ago and never had problem
with ten tracks, but FX could get you into trouble too. I usually put a
comp+eq chain on every channel and several sends.

As others pointed kernel real time (low
capability it's fundamental to avoid xruns or overloading your cpu.

I now run an ATHLON 64 X2 DUAL-CORE 5200+ with 3GB RAM with a terratec DMX
fire. Actually mixing a 14 tracks demo with several plugins and never
experienced xruns, latency is 5.3ms in duplex mode.


2008/9/7 Tiago Tavares <tiagoft at gmail.com>

> Hello
>   I have been using ardour for some time now, but I have found that some
> tracks (about ten...) are enough to overload my processor (I start hearing
> those clicks that happen when you don't produce samples as fast as you play
> them). I am considering changing my athlon xp 2100+ (five years old!) to a
> newer one.
>   Do the rest of you have the same problem? Those dual (or quad) core
> processors are better for this specific job (managing a lot of tracks)?
> Thanks
> Tiago
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