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Reasonable System Upgrade

Discussion in 'Recording' started by XTREEMMAK, Apr 11, 2006.


    XTREEMMAK Active Member

    Has anyone upgraded their systems to a board or OS that supports 64bit processors such as the Pentium D and had any problems or luck with Nuendo or Cubase SX, Reason, and effects/vst plugins, ect.? We're considering upgrading our system. Right now, we have a Pentium 4 2.4ghz processor which when the ONYX 1220 mixer is turned on takes about 50% in resources (and no there are no other tasks). The system has even been treated graphically so there are no other unneccesary memory usages. I want the system effecient enough to run a great deal of both VST instruments and VST plugins at the same time. Would this be a good upgrade (Pentum D 3.0 GHZ)
  2. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Whoa! If simply plugging in your Mackie Firewire mixer makes your CPU useage spike to 50%, then something is terribly wrong!!! That system should eaisly handle 24 tracks with a moderate amount of plugs IMO (or more tracks with less plugs).

    I don't know where to start (I use PCI Audio Interfcaes), but something is certainly amiss there...


    XTREEMMAK Active Member


    Ohh My mistake,
    No it's below. It shoots up when I start applying plugins to the tracks or VST instruments especially on WAVES plugins omg. If I can comfortably get 24 tracks working with a preaty decent amount of plugins and about 5 VST instrumnets (Symphonic Orchestra, Stylus, Trilogy, ect) without having to redump everything a few times and keep from clipping, I'll be str8. So what do you think? Will there be any problems?
  4. Emmet

    Emmet Guest

    MAC, Especially when running Several VST's with Plugs and Various recording Platforms, My opinion.

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