I have a pavillion 128 ram, 30gig hardrive, running windows me, sonar and every other software package known to man. (It's also my home PC) I also have a Roland VS-880ex and I move audio back and forth from that to the PC. The PC seems unstable....occasional dropouts. I would like a dedicated PC but....there's that money thing. Does anyone have a similar setup or know what the optimum configuration for a stable system. (RAM, Processor speed, storage, OS, Sonar settings) or know where I can look. My approach to date has been hack away using the manuals. I also need a decent sound card, I have the card that came with the machine...any recommendations? I'm new here..this is my first post.