Nforce4 still a problem? (given my specs)

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by chemicalseb, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. chemicalseb

    chemicalseb Guest

    Here is my potential future computer:

    motherboard: DFI NF4 ULTRA INFINITY nForce4 Ultra Athlon 64(FX)/Sempron Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, LAN, RAID/Serial ATA (or regular infinity...1.5gb/s sata instead)

    cpu: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Processor Socket 939

    video card: Gigabyte GV-RX16P256D-RH Radeon X1600 Pro PCI Express 256MB DDR2 Video Card w TV-Out & DVI-I

    i dont think the hd (whic is sata 2) or dvd burner or ram (1gig) should matter for this problem.

    I also have a Motu 828 firewire audio interface that i will use on this future computer.

    will this configuration work well? will i get problems with my motu firewire interface? I am also using Cubase SX/Nuendo as my main sequencer. And possibly Gigastudio 3 later on.
  2. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    Dec 19, 2005
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    If its for a gaming computer, you're right on. But don't know where you see "1.5gb/s sata instead". Think you can put your money anywhere but gigapowerful video card.

    My opinion
  3. chemicalseb

    chemicalseb Guest

    I meant will that config work with my firewire card, cuz ive read that nforce4 chipset motherboards did not work well for audio...but that was few months ago...i wonder if the problem has been fixed.
  4. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
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    Not everything I say is from my own experience but I have read on this subject quite a lot. In the meantime I bought and built a dualcore/nF4 setup.

    With dualcore CPUs, the nF4 is OK. For some still not as good as nF3_250. It was especially with the single core CPUs on nF4 that results were dissapointing.

    If you are going to use FireWire units, and you get XP with SP2, be sure to visit Microsoft on

    Very true. A $ 50-60 graphics card will suffice. Anything from ATI X300 to nVIDIA 6200 will suffice. To avoid extra noise: have a graphics card with passive cooling. Just decide if you want a dual head or not. The money you save can go into a stronger (dual core) CPU, an extra monitor for your convenience, software or a stash of single malt. :wink:

    On your setup : have at least 1 GB of RAM. I'd even recommend 2GB. It's not that expensive anymore.
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Nforce 4 is only a problem now with UADs. (or single core cpu)
    if your not using one and dont intend to then your fine.

    dump the ATI card for an Nvidia much better drivers.
    only need a 6200 to 6600 video card.


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