Which version is for me?

  • johngrinham
Posted: Wed, 10/31/2007 - 11:28
Have looked at the list of downloads but am confused by a lack of choice. I have just upgraded to an intel core2 duo (E6750). According to # cat /proc/cpuinfo, this chip is an i686. Not sure whether it is 32 or 64bit. The availeable choices of 64 Studio, seem to be only i386 or AMD64. Is there another choice.?

Yes!

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 11/16/2007 - 23:54
VST support is working with VSTHost and wine, after having installed the 32 bit version and followed the instructions by Daniel. I have been playing the guitar with the demo version of AmpliTube2. Excellent! Thank you!

I'll give it a go

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 11/04/2007 - 21:50
Thank you Quentin, I will try the 32 bit version, but not just yet. Maybe next week. Of course, I'll let you know. Cheers! Pablo

Compatibility

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 11/04/2007 - 19:16
It should be ok. I migrated a few times between 32 and 64bit linux distros before finding 64studio, and my projects were always accepted. Word of advice though. Reuse you home partition as is (do not reformat it). This will insure that your valuable projects are still available under the "recent projects" section in ardour. As a mater of fact it will then feel as if you never reinstalled your system... everything should be as you left it. 64bit optimisation is only visible under heavy DSP load. 64bit instructions are loaded in one go by the system bus, while 32bit does it in two. It gives a theoretical performance increase of 33% under full DSP load (and no other services) Never that much in reality though... Let us know when you have your VST's running, Cheers

32bit install for an x86-64 CPU to get VST support in ardour?

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 11/04/2007 - 01:25
Hi David, Quentin and all the people reading this! I've got an Intel Core 2 6420. I am running the amd64 version of 64Studio and it works fine. The application I use most is ardour. Now, I am interested in running VST plug-ins. I have learned in the ardour site that I must build ardour myself and that I need some extra apps and libraries. However, I read the following: "At this time, you cannot run VST plugins in Ardour on OS X or Linux x86_64 platforms. Note that if you use your x86_64 system in 32 bit mode, that counts as x86, and things will work as expected". Please tell me if the following statements are right: Unless I install the 32 bit version of 64Studio I can't use the VST support for ardour. Is this right? If so, is there any advantage for me using the amd64 (x86_64) version of 64Studio, considering that I don't work with graphics and only use the system for audio work, specially ardour? Would it affect the latency? For example, I use "software monitoring" in ardour with no latency problems at all. JACK reports a latency of 2,67 ms. This is fine for me and I don't want to get worse. (I've got a M-Audio Delta 1010LT audio card.) Which are the pros of the amd64 version, roughly speaking? If I eventually installed the 32 bit version, I suppose that all my ardour projects and my documents made thus far would run with no problems, am I right? (I've got a partition mounted at /home, and another one for the OS) ¡Saludos! Pablo

Yes thats what i mean, you

  • davidpucheta
  • 07/26/07
  • Wed, 10/31/2007 - 22:05
Yes thats what i mean, you can use both iso (is your choice after considering pros & cons of the two architectures) Since intel 64 bit instructions are cloned after amd64 ones you should have no problem using the AMD 64 iso. IF you are unsure about this give the live version a try. Good luck and happy music making in 64 studio.

Thank you, I'll give it a go

  • johngrinham
  • 10/31/07
  • Thu, 11/01/2007 - 06:15
Thank you, I'll give it a go

64bit for intel

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 11/01/2007 - 07:58
The AMD64 version is the 64bit version for intel also. It is just named to be AMD64 because AMD was first. For years AMD users had to run the "intel" versions of linux because intel was first with the 32bit architecture...

Your CPU is supposed to

  • davidpucheta
  • 07/26/07
  • Wed, 10/31/2007 - 15:10
Your CPU is supposed to support em64t instructions which are intel clones of those of AMD64 and since AMD64 is designed with backward 32 bit compatibility you can run both flavors (32 and 64 bits) on your machine.

Bonus, but does that mean I

  • johngrinham
  • 10/31/07
  • Wed, 10/31/2007 - 21:24
Bonus, but does that mean I can use the AMD64 iso ? or because it's intel I have to use i386 iso, and there is no 64bit version for intel.?