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Programs 86 - Cubase 5 - Pci

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by ConorS79, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. ConorS79

    ConorS79 Guest

    Hi

    I just bought a new dell Studio XpS, i7, Vista 64 machine.
    When i go into my computer C drive, i can see the following:

    Program Files
    Program Files (x86)

    What is the purpose of having 2 program files?

    This has set it up itself by the way, i've had nothing to do with it.
    I nought this machine to house cubase 5 (64).
    Cubase is a music recording program (DAW) made by steinberg.
    When i go into "Program Files" there is a folder called Steinberg
    When i go into "Program Files (x86)" there is a folder called Steinberg. Whats the deal there?
    Anyway, Cubase 5 loads up correctly. Seems to run fine.

    Here is where the problem is. I have a VST plugin called "Addictive drums". It is a virtual instrument that works through Cubase. When i go to install it, it wants to sit in a "VST Plugins" folder, under the Steinberg folder in Programs(x86).
    When i open cubase and try to browse the VST instruments it cannot see "Addictive drums".
    I am expecting to see it here, but its not showing.
    (on my old 32bit machine, with cubase 2, i installed addictive drums and it shows up fine).

    I have a feeling that when i install it it should not go under "Programs (86)", but some needs to explaing to me what the purpose of 86 is?
    Has that something to do with it being Vista 64 ?

    Ok, another question. On the new dell machine, i bought a new E-mu 0404 sound card for it. It is a standard PCI card. I think it is a 164 pin? Something like that. Its quite a long connector. I think thats standard.

    Anyway, opened the new dell Studio XPS machine to be horrified to see none of these connector slots. In fact there is one, but it is used for the video card. (HDMI, VGA etc). So i can't pull that out.
    But there are 3 other card slots, but they are much much smaller, certainly not 164 pin. Perhaps 30 or 40.
    What is that exactly? Is that a new PCI standard?

    Thanks in advance

    Conor
     
  2. ConorS79

    ConorS79 Guest

    i might have gotten the pin count wrong on the emu card.

    here is an image:

    http://www.musik-schmidt.de/images/product_images/original_images/EMU_0404.jpg

    but the slots on the new dell are significantly fewer...
     
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "I have a feeling that when i install it it should not go under "Programs (86)", but some needs to explaing to me what the purpose of 86 is?
    Has that something to do with it being Vista 64 ?"

    Yes. Program Files (x86) is where the 32 bit programs are installed to/run from.

    If your VSTi is 32-bit, it should probably sit in the x86.

    You could always copy it to the Program Files\Steinberg\Vstplugins\ and see if that works.

    The "30-pin" slots are probably PCI-e x16's which are used for, well, I have no idea. Some useless trash anyway.
     
  4. ConorS79

    ConorS79 Guest

    ok thanks.

    Found some info on PCI-e

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-pci-express.htm
     
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