[PlanetCCRMA] New PC - Athlon 64

Mark Knecht markknecht@gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 07:12:00 2005

On 12/3/05, Jan Depner <eviltwin69@cableone.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 05:47 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > Hi Jan,
> >    I'm running a 64-bit Gentoo version on my AMD64 machine. It works
> > fine with all audio apps that I've tried but the machine is not
> > without it's problems:
> >
> > 1) Even with the newest Ingo kernels I am not xrun free using my HDSP
> > 9652. This card was rock solid in my old Via-based 32-bit Athlon but
> > not so at the lowest latency settings in my NVidia 64-bit. Note that
> > the machine is very usable with higher latency settings. (256/2 or
> > higher)
> >
>     I generally run 2048/2 and use hardware monitoring so that shouldn't
> be a problem for me.
> > 2) You may run into issues with web browsing. Flash does not work at
> > on 64-bit yet. The work around for this is to run a 32-bit binary
> > version of Firefox with a 32-bit of Flash. This works fine. (Remember
> > to install all 32-bit emulation libraries.) However in this
> > environment Java doesn't work. If you want Java && Flash then some
> > folks are building ful 32-bit chrooted environments on the same
> > machine and running Firefox in there. Way too much work for me! I
> > currently run both version fo Firefox and use the one I need based on
> > Java vs. Flash requirements.
> >
>     I really don't care all that much about Flash and Java.  I guess I'd
> probably just do the same as you.

I don't care much either, most of the time, but I subscribe to an
investment service that uses a lot of Java so I needed a way to use
it. This has worked pretty well for me.

> >    I suspect that your problems will be minor and you'll be happy.
> >
>     Thanks for the info Mark.  BTW, what speed processor are you
> running?

Mine's a 3000+ single core wunning 2.6.14-rt21. Are you getting a
single or double core?

Take care,