OK here it is. Newbies just starting to try and record our jam sessions, tired of recording to cassette. We just purchased some stuff for this adventure, so the cash flow is now gone. And buying a new pc is not an option. Tascam us1641, cubase 4le, cad 7pc mic for me. We have two choices for pc to use. Presently we are running cubase on my laptop due to it requiring usb 2.0 the specs on the laptop are as such; win vista home, amd turion 64 x2 1.6ghz, 2g ram, 32g left on hdd. the specs on the desktop are win xp home, amd 2600 2.6ghz, 1g ram, 300g on two hdd's. need to buy usb 2.0 for desktop (only reason we are not on desktop yet) The laptop cannot be cleaned of all other programs, as it is my daily user. The desktop will be setup as a drone, meaning it will only be running essentials, (win, cubase, internet (when needed for updates)on main drive) storage on secondary. I ask because the desktop is older, but the laptop is dual core. The desktop was originally built as a gamer and my builder has told me that the processor is clocked to 2.8ghz.