32bit versus 64bit

  • astoeffer
Posted: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 07:00
Hello to everyone here, I'm very impressed about 64studio, because I like Debian and I'm using it since 7 Years. I have a question: First I have used the 2.0 Version on a 32bit System an I have latencys of 2.9 ms (2 Period an 64 frames) without any xruns when I'm using ardour/jamin at the same time. No I have a 64bit System an I have xruns. I have to increase the frames to 256 and 11.6 ms to eliminate xruns. Any Ideas why? My Hardware on 32 bit: MSI P4 Mainborad 2.8 GHZ P4 cpu ATI Radeon 9200 AGP Graphics M-Audiophile 24/96 PC400/3200 1GB RAM On 64bit: ASUS M2N4-SLI AMD 3800+ X2 Gainward Nvidia 7300GS Graphics M-AUdiophiel 24/96 2 GB Ram PC800/6400 Let's rock Andreas

ditto

  • ethanay
  • 05/20/08
  • Wed, 05/28/2008 - 05:44
I'd like to say thanks to everyone who have been working on this project. it has its issues, for sure, but it is shaping up to be a very stable audio work environment for my laptop (Dell XPS m1330). I am configuring 32-bit 64studio (this confused me at first...maybe it should be 64studio and 32studio? heh...) and dual-booting (my main OS is Ubuntu for everything else). I will post to a new thread to share the particulars of my goals and experience setting up the system :) but yes, thank you for making this all possible :) :)

Thanks to Daniel, Free & Tim

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 01/06/2008 - 21:10
I wish I could take credit for the amazing OS that is 64studio. That honour goes to Daniel James, and Free Ekanayaka, that started off the project, and also to Tim Hall that is working on the support and documentation. My small part is that of cheer leader, tester and newbie supporter - we all started somewhere, didn't we? Nice to see you have joined our ranks! Cheers

64Studio Rocks my world!

  • alexf
  • 01/05/08
  • Sat, 01/05/2008 - 18:58
Hi Quentin, I am very impressed with your software! Please keep up the good work!

Yes...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 09/01/2007 - 20:24
I think you are right. You should get much better performance from that system. I like to run at 11 ms latency, which is fine for mixing and mastering - on my system this is "conservative"! I can do 2.9 ms latency without xruns quite easily, but if I should start a power hungry non "RT" app, you sometimes get the odd xrun. Using 11 it is rock steady. Do give it a try and let us know!

Nforce and ACPI

  • saghaulor
  • 08/06/07
  • Sat, 09/01/2007 - 12:51
I think the question may have been answered, I just want to be clear. I have an Nforce chipset on my laptop. When in installed 64Studio I had to disable acpi because the install crashed at some point when it referred to ACPI. Does this mean it is still off? If I enable it will I get more performance? My laptop has pretty nice spec's so it would seem that I should have better performance than I in fact do. If my memory serves me correctly, I am presently at 48000hz, 1024 frames, and 2 periods. The latency is around 60ms I think. I may be wrong about the latency. I'll let you know the actual latency if it matters at all. Hardware: Computer: Averatec 2300 Amd Turion 64 X2 TL-50 (1.6GHz) 1 gig DDR2 100 gig SATA HDD Dual Layer DVD+/-RW nVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 1 Firewire (4 pin) 3 UBS 2.0 4-in-1 Media Reader 12.1" WXVGA Display Sound Card: M-Audio Duo

South-African

  • astoeffer
  • 08/30/07
  • Fri, 08/31/2007 - 06:01
Hy Quentin, I'm german, but I will keep it in memory, if I ever have contact to South-Africans :-) 64studio rocks Andreas My Hardware: ASUS M2N4-SLI NFORCE4 Chipset AMD 3800+ X2 Gainward Nvidia 7300GS Grapihcs M-Audiophile 24/96 2 GB Ram PC800/6400 - Corsair Twin2x XMS

Yebo

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 08/30/2007 - 19:53
I almost thought you were South-African. If you were it would have been a perfectly normal way to greet someone if you were pleasantly surprised (which you were if you read the rest of your reply) Cheers,

32bit versus 64bit (solved)

  • astoeffer
  • 08/30/07
  • Thu, 08/30/2007 - 17:00
Hello Quentin, sorry about the forgotten "o" in Hello in my previous post. I forgot to set acpi to "on" after installation of 64studio. That was the problem. No I have no xruns anymore. Thank's a lot 64studio rocks Andreas My Hardware: ASUS M2N4-SLI NFORCE4 Chipset AMD 3800+ X2 Gainward Nvidia 7300GS Grapihcs M-Audiophile 24/96 2 GB Ram PC800/6400 - Corsair Twin2x xms

32bit versus 64bit

  • astoeffer
  • 08/30/07
  • Thu, 08/30/2007 - 15:43
Hell Quentin, thanks for the fast reply. You are right, I think it is the nforce4 Chipset. Do you or any other user have problems with nforce4 an pci Cards? Any suggestions for a workaround with nforce4 chipsets? Let's rock Andreas My Hardware: ASUS M2N4-SLI AMD 3800+ X2 Gainward Nvidia 7300GS Grapihcs M-Audiophile 24/96 2 GB Ram PC800/6400

64bit

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 08/30/2007 - 07:32
My 64bit system has always been able to do 16channels in and out at 2.9 ms without xruns, while doing some effects on most of the channels. Also running the 3800+ X2. (only 1GB RAM) Doing a quick check again... Kernel 2.6.22-1-multimedia-amd64 Yip... 18ch in and out at 2.9 ms on a RME hammerfall 9632 - CPU hardly 3% utilized You might have some hardware issues.