I currently run my Yamaha MG 10/2 mixer into my line in on my Compaq Presario (with AMD Athlon XP 2 GHz, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, XP, 400 Mhz Bus, 80 GB). Other than upgrading the RAM, what other steps can I take to fix my latency issues. Disk defrag, uninstall unecessary programs... any other software options to speed it up? Any settings to mess with to make it record better (in Audacity or in Windows XP settings) I record with Audacity, and when I am listening back and recording a track simultaneously it seems as though it stays in time for a bit, then it will slowly fall out of time (this is after the track is recorded and I'm playing the two of them back). So, I have to cut it up and slide it over in spots (and that's just not right!) I don't have the greatest gear, but songs sound horrible when everything is not lined up and this is my first priority. Help! Should I get a firewire mixer, an all-in-one unit, update my ram, change what settings....what can I do? Thanks in advance! Oh, and I'm playing in time - so that isn't an issue.