Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:13 pm

I currently have Linux Mint 17. See:

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As I read on the internet that might be a problem for upgrading to Linux Mint 19.1. Maybe I should just upgrade to Linux Mint 18 and leave it at that?
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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:17 pm

I just found the number of the motherboard by using the program Hardinfo. See:

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby merlyn » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:07 pm

OK. The specifications are here. It can take 8GB ram.

You want 240 pin 800MHz Non-ECC Un-buffered DDR2 ram.

This board is 64 bit, so you could think about going to a 64 bit operating system. As Lyberta said with PAE you could use all 8GB with a 32 bit OS, so you don't have to.

I would think you want a more recent system than one based on Ubuntu 14.04. 14.04 will stop being supported in April.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:46 pm

I just now bought and installed two extra new 2 GiB Ram cards. Result:

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Mem:       5160136    1707856    3452280     154944     109748     909236
-/+ buffers/cache:     688872    4471264
Swap:      2086908          0    2086908
 

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby merlyn » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:04 pm

Good job! That should run a lot better.

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That's what you want -- no swap space used.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:47 pm

It's perfect for now. Thanks for the help. :D

Maybe I will upgrade later, but first I want to play around somewhat and learn more about how things work.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:35 pm

I have bought another RAM card today for 2 Euro at the thrift shop. Its codename is:

M2OAD2G314176|1B52 DDR2 533(4) 1GX16 S/N:712TH (ADQKD1A16) by K DATA

Would it be useful/safe to place this card in the one remaining slot?

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby merlyn » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:33 pm

If it fits it's safe. The risk I referred to in a previous post was the risk of wasting money, not damage to the hardware. :) This is a 533 MHz stick. Dealing with the speed of the memory bus can involve going into the BIOS, which could be a bit complicated for you at the moment. You may see the memory speed on the POST screen, or you may have an ASUS splash screen, which again involves the BIOS. If you don't know what I'm talking about then you're not at the stage to mess with these things. :)

There's no harm in trying it.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:49 pm

I am happy with how the computer works without the extra RAM-stick, so I better leave it as it is. Don't want to mess with the BIOS if it ain't necessary.

Further: is it a bad idea to store RAM-sticks in a glass jam pot (because of damage by static electricity)?
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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby Michael Willis » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:57 pm

LinMusGuy wrote:I am happy with how the computer works without the extra RAM-stick, so I better leave it as it is. Don't want to mess with the BIOS if it ain't necessary.

Further: is it a bad idea to store RAM sticks in a glass jam pot (because of damage by static electricity)?


I don't know about glass. It might be better to store it in a static proof bag.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:11 pm

I have put the old RAM-sticks in the plastic bag that the computer store used for my new RAM-sticks. Recovered the bag from the bin. That should be OK.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby merlyn » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:12 pm

LinMusGuy wrote:Don't want to mess with the BIOS if it ain't necessary.


You could possibly find out what speed your memory is running at with Hardinfo. If it's 800MHz then putting a 533MHz stick in will slow the memory bus down. If it's 533 then the stick will be fine. I'm not sure that going from 800 to 533 would be that noticeable. On my computer I have all different speeds of sticks. It runs at the speed of the slowest and it's fine. :)

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:40 pm

Hardinfo doesn't mention the speed of the sticks. And trying out commands in the Terminal gives "speed: unknown".

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby LinMusGuy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 pm

LinMusGuy wrote:I just now bought and installed two extra new 2 GiB Ram cards. Result:

Code: Select all

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       5160136    1707856    3452280     154944     109748     909236
-/+ buffers/cache:     688872    4471264
Swap:      2086908          0    2086908
 


Adding the extra RAM-stick gives:

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             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       3093788     580784    2513004      80124      59892     341296
-/+ buffers/cache:     179596    2914192
Swap:      2086908          0    2086908

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

Postby merlyn » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:27 pm

That's showing less ram. What is hardinfo or a command line tool saying about memory now?


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