Hey Man! Somewhere I read a nice article on how to properly minimize all the applications in Win XP/2K for maximizing for audio apps. It was clearly detailed and step by step. I want to really make this baby hum without using so much of the resources ava. Computer is plenty powerful, but I run multitask (such as sequential rendering while flying combat simulator..and printing, and d loading ..at the same time etc..) She runs pretty cool...BUT I feel minimizing some of the proper background would be of help. Thanks Man!