computer for 64studio

  • Necrophilos
Posted: Tue, 06/12/2007 - 10:59
Hi! I am building a new computer to my friend. Operating system is going to be 64studio and usage is mainly music recording and web surfing etc. Sound card will be M-audio audiophile 2496 and processor Intel Core 2 Duo 4300 but the rest is still quite open? Which motherboard offers best performance/price/stability? Motherboard with integrated graphics+dvi would be great, any suggestions? Is 2Gb enough memory or should I buy 4gt? Any recommendations for hard drives?


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 09/18/2007 - 06:42
You get 2 the 2 types intel cores, and only the Core 2 Duo is 64bit... Don't worry though. It sounds like the 32bit version is also performing quite well!

Portable core 2 duo.

  • lcadwell
  • 09/16/07
  • Tue, 09/18/2007 - 09:16
I've got an Asus F3jp with core 2 duo and it does support the 64 bit extensions. That said, the turions are said to be faster although I can't complain about the speed.

core 2 duo

  • bommaren
  • 09/17/07
  • Mon, 09/17/2007 - 21:26
You computer does not support long or samthing nerly lik that when I tried to install the amd64 image on my toshiba laptop model A200 with a model Dual core T2080 Portable Dual core processors are NOT 64 bit, I saw that after I looked in to Wikipedia.

why are you using a 32 bit processor?

  • mikef
  • 06/09/07
  • Tue, 07/03/2007 - 21:19
It's only a suggestion but isn't the Intel Core 2 4300 chip a 32 bit one? You would then have to install the i386 version of 64 studio. I thought one of the main features of 64 studio was to take advantage of 64 bit computing in music recording. Maybe I misunderstood something... If I were building a machine as you say I would buy a barebones box with an AMD64 chipset on it and an nvidia graphics card. I would investigate via the Debian community (and confirm with 64 studio) developers for the fastest SATA II drive they are confident the OS will recognise (novatech sell a popular one) without difficulty. Also make sure that no one has had any problems with recognition and operation of the optical drive you choose. That way you will build it straight and strong. Regards Michael Fothergill

Core 2 Duo

  • Necrophilos
  • 05/30/07
  • Thu, 07/05/2007 - 12:43
Core 2 Duo processors are 64-bit. I have heard that Intel processor+Intel chipset based motherboard would be the most compatible system to use linux so that is why I am considering Intel based system.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 07/05/2007 - 19:58
There is a reason why the 64bit packages are all called AMD64... 64bit linux was built on AMD Athlons and Opterons. I have a nvidia chipset and the Athlom x2 processor. At one time not a very compatible machine at all, but now it runs like a freight train. Rather look at individual Mobo's before you buy. Not all systems will immediately work well (but given time...) Cheers Quentin

New sound Pc

  • wavesound
  • 05/23/07
  • Tue, 06/12/2007 - 17:54
Hi I dont know about the Mother boards but the sound card is well supported on 64 studio. Simply get the fastest HD you can get and then get a cheaper one for the backups. I use a 500 gig External with my USB. For dumping stuff on it's fine. 2 Gig ram is nice I would assume 4 gig is nicer, is there a limmit on 64 studio? Let me know how it pans out. Cheers Bob wavesound