[PlanetCCRMA] 4GBs of ram with 32-bit ccrma

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Sep 4 08:11:12 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-02 at 23:38 -0700, sevol wrote:
> Jim Robinson wrote:
>  ><--- CUT ---><
> > Sevol - I have 2Gb on my P4 machine that I use as my DAW and have mixed 
> > a 9 track song with heavy effects active without swapping - so give it a 
> > try on the ccrmart kernel with the memory you have.
> > BTW - I use 2x 3G SATA drives - 1 for the OS and 1 for the actual data - 
> > this really helps as Disk I/O is important too.
> > 
> > Good luck!
> > 
> > Jim
> Thanks Jim,
> I agree - for now, the accessible RAM in my system should be enough to 
> do plenty of audio stuff. 

But I will nevertheless work on a PAE rt kernel soon. There is a small
penalty to pay in terms of memory bandwidth compared to the non-PAE
kernel, but not too much (did some tests yesterday). 

-- Fernando

> Plus, a system & separate audio drive is good 
> for I/O transfer rates. But my audio setup is a mess until I do a bunch 
> of things - some dealing with hardware & some with software.
> Software wise, I had things more or less working, but mostly untried 
> under fc7 & CCRMA. I don't have audio of any sort working with my 
> present setup. (I have a Firepod that needs to visit the Presonus 
> hospital for an operation, & also a 2nd audio interface that's in a 
> Linux waiting room :) I think my lack of sound under fc8 & CCRMA might 
> be PluseAudio related, but I haven't tried to google & solve this yet. 
> I'll start a new thread if I can't get going.
> Well, unless someone has a simple answer to why I have no sound - 
> there's no audio interface attached ATM; I'm just interested to hear the 
> machine make noises via the on-board audio.

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