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Aardvark soundcards and athlon 64 compatibility

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bean438, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. bean438

    bean438 Guest

    Is anyone sucsessfully using any aardvark product with an athlon 64 set up?
    If so what chipset are you using?
    Since aardvark is out of business I have been unable to find this info.
    Perhaps I will be the first to try it.
    Since the nforce 2 chipset was the best performing AMD chipset for these cards I will bank on the nforce3/nforce 4 chipset as being compatible.
    Would I be correct to assume this?
    I would hate to have to upgrade to an older athlon xp. At least it would be compatible.
    I would also like to add that I own the Directpro 24/96 card.
    I really love this card and would hate to switch.
    I cannot understand why aardvark bit the dust. This card sounds great, gives you the ability to monitor with effects with no latency, thanks to its onboard dsp chip.
    Oh well that my luck, buy a card and the company folds. Lol.

    If I do chance the 64 bit athlon will I know right away after my windows install if it will not work?
    Or do I have to try to install the drivers and give it a test run in cubase?
  2. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    Nforce 3 good, Nforce 4 dont even think about it.

    have tested q10 and 24/96 with the Nforce 3

  3. bean438

    bean438 Guest

    Thanks Scott.
    Any particular nforce 3 board?
    I am partial to Asus, but the boys at the DUC (Digi support forum) are reporting great performance/stability with the DFI lan party nforce 3 754 board.
  4. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    It's an awesome board, IMO the best 754 mobo out there, but 754 doesn't offer dual channel support like the 939's. 939 Mobo's from Gigabyte and MSI with the NF3 chipset would work well if you go that route.

    Good luck
  5. bean438

    bean438 Guest

    From what I have read, dual chanell memory does not make that big of a difference.
    But with the 939 boards supporting dual core ....now there would be a big improvement.
    Would I be correct to assume that all the current 32 bit stuff would run fine on a dual core athlon?
  6. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    dual channel makes a huge differance with VSTi and a few effects like Waves IR.

    yes currect software should run fine on a dual core ut bear in mind this is speculation as i have yet to see one

  7. bean438

    bean438 Guest

    Do you included Reason as a VSTi?
    Thats pretty much what I use.
  8. Scheme138

    Scheme138 Guest

    any recomended interfaces similar to the aardvark 24/96 that are compatible with a nuendo / nforce 4 setup? i too am on the athlon 64 system....

  9. Scheme138

    Scheme138 Guest

    and anyone with aardvark 24/96 tried the new nvidia nforce 4 standalone kit yet? the nvidiots just made it avail recently and was curious if it made any improvements....
  10. Scheme138

    Scheme138 Guest


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