I recently purchased an m-audio profire 2626. I'm going to be running it with Pro-tools 8 on my windows Vista (or XP, if that's better) . I got it all setup today but I think my processor is probably a bit too slow. I'm experiencing peaked-out processor with only a few tracks and a few basic plug-ins. Here are my system specs: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz (32 bit, I believe dual-core) 2 GB Ram I'm running Windows on a 7200rpm 120GB sata hard drive. I'm recording to a 7200rpm 500gb hard drive. The computer is custom built, good quality hardware. I'm pretty clueless on what sort of hardware I'll need to run pro-tools 8 comfortably. Any recommendations? My use case is all over the place. There will be a lot of singer-songwriter stuff, but I'll definitely have some songs where there's a lot more going on. For what it's worth, I never had any issues like this with processing power on my mbox with pro-tools 7.x on the machine that lived before this one. Is 8 that much more processor intensive? Just having a session with a few tracks open puts my processor up to the 80's or 90's. My playback engine is: H/W Buffer Size: 1024 RTAS Processors: 2 CPU Usage Limit: 90% RTAS Engine: Ignore Errors check, Minimize unchecked DAE Playback Buffer: size: Level 2 Cache Size: Large Any suggestions? My use case is all over the place. I don't want to be very limited on my plug-in count.