Spec - will my hardware make the cut for 64Studio

  • SEO Honolulu
Posted: Tue, 07/08/2008 - 00:36
Hello everybody :) First post and currently downloading 64Studio as I write. Recently my vid card went out on me and off to newegg I went to get a new one. So I figured this would be as good of a time as any to try out your distro. So what I want to know is based on my system specs, if anyone has any pre-install advice or nuggets of wisdom that can be passed along such as known latency issues with any of my hardware or showstoppers; OS: Gonna be dual booting PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 & 64Studio 2.1 AMD64 CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Vid: MSI NX8600GT Twin Turbo GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express Ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Mobo: ABIT KN9 ULTRA (Nvidia nForce 570 Ultra chipset) Sound: currently using on-board (but eyeballing a m-audio Audiophile 2496 card) HD: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM SATA PSU: Apevia ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply NIC: Linksys WMP54G 32bit PCI2.2 Wireless-G Adapter Monitor: Sceptre X9WG-NagaV Black 19" 8ms Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse Keyboard: Kensington Comfort Type On a side note I do have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 in a box that wasn't supported by Linux when I bought it.. but has anyone got this card running on their system with the drivers Creative FINALLY put out?

Good deal, glad to hear it.

  • SEO Honolulu
  • 07/08/08
  • Tue, 07/08/2008 - 16:45
Good deal, glad to hear it. Thanks for the help, very appreciated :)

It works,

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 07/08/2008 - 16:36
so install the other one first, and then 64 Studio

thanks for the response. I

  • SEO Honolulu
  • 07/08/08
  • Tue, 07/08/2008 - 16:18
thanks for the response. I got one more question if thats alright, and then I should be ready I think. How is 64Studio about recognizing other distros that are already installed? I was talking at the PCLinuxOS forum about what I wanted to do and they informed me that pclos doesn't recognize other installed distros during install. What about 64Studio? Trying to save myself some work for the bootloader and the mbr. :p

New hardware

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 07/08/2008 - 07:38
Hi SEO, Your hardware looks ok, except for two items:
  • Your sound card: Onboard is ok for system beeps etc. but for pro sound you need a pro card. The Audiophile should be ok.
  • The Nvidia card is not supported by the drivers included in 64studio at the moment. This is not a major problems though, as you will find that many 64 Studio users have this problem, and there is (by now) quite detailed work-arounds for this problem, involving the driver from the nvidia site.
When set up correctly (and with the new sound card) your system should work great