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Athlon or Pentium 4
Old 28th September 2002
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Athlon or Pentium 4

Wou;ld like opinions on whether to Buils an Athlon pr P4 PC to run Giga Studio?


Old 3rd October 2002
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A p4 2.53 ghz with 1 gig / 533 mhz ddr ram.
Of course it works with amd processors to but you wanted some input.
But the processorspeed is not everything.

SCSI U160 drives.
It works with ide-drives too but when projects gets dense with
loads of fast triggering instruments you will thank your scsi setup.
Old 6th October 2002
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i'd probably go with Intel at this point. clock speed + really fast fronside bus is making killer systems. amd is good though. problem with amd is not so much the processer but the chipsets that support them. stay away from via. amd also runs very hot, so if you are not monitoring temperatures accurately you may screw up your machine through file corruption. a lot of people miss the fact that a hot case/components are the cause of a lot of crashes. although intel chipsets aren't the fastest/cheapest they are stable little buggers. i hate crashes in the middle of a session.
Old 7th October 2002
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which one?

well i have heard many good things on both parts for p4 and amd xp chips. also with the up coming release(hopfully) of osx for pc we will still be able to run future logic releases.

my studio is based on a 2100+ xp with 768 of sdram which work fine

what really keeps my home studio going is my 15,000 rpm
ibm scsi drive

I personally believe you will get more bang for your buck going amd

I got my mother board for $80 and at the time when the chip came out $300 but it has gone down

i am running up to 50 tracks at 24bit 96k with effects on my 2100+ amd based computer and i have no problems

you will have crashes sometimes though with any thing when in the world of digital recording.

and the heat problem well thats with any gear just make sure to have proper cooling when using any chip
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