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specs/performance

Discussion in 'Recording' started by 187, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. 187

    187 Guest

    kay when i built my PC I thought I was building a awsome DAW now Im still working with onboard sound that maybe the problem.but things seem slow/glitchy not just in production apps but in general.
    Heres my specs

    P4P800-E Deluxe mobo
    P4 3.0 HT
    1024 mb Dual Channel DDR 400 Ram
    two 200gb hd's in a RAID 1 config
    Radeon 9800 pro
    Sony 530A dvd/cd burner/player combo(supports all formats -,+,R,RW)
    nice case blah,blah,blah
    why is my pimp PC running like a welfare case?

    I've allways been ontop of upkeeping my pc ie virus scans/defragment/disk clean up,etc
     
  2. anonymous

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  3. 187

    187 Guest

    hey thanks nice site by the way,I'll be sure to tweak my system when the time permits.
     
  4. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    I agree that sound card can't be helping, HT could be an issue and the AV software isn't doing you any good either.

    You mentioned a RAID 1 configuration, adding a drive for programs and keeping your 200 GB drives mirrored for audio only would give you great performance and a saftey net as well.

    RAID 1 is a mirrored array and is a good choice for audio because all of your data is copied to both drives. If one drive fails you still have a copy of all of your data. However it does little to nothing for performance. In order to see any performance gains your controller must support dual concurrent reads.

    RAID 0 is a striped array and offers good performance gains but at the expense of all of your data being lost if the array gets out of sync or a drive fails.

    I'd say do the tweaks, kill the AV and HT, get a proper souncard and add a drive for programs and you'll have the killer DAW you thought you had.
     
  5. 187

    187 Guest

    Wow great advice guys very helpfull and much apprieciated!
    I'll be looking into that additional hard drive.As for disabling HT I thought it was supposed to optimize performance rather than fuk it up.If you care to fill me in on why that is I'd like to know.
     
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