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Whenever I use programs such as FL Studio, Ableton, Protools, Cakewalk, etc, there are always major lagging problems, no matter how much I tweak the settings from my soundcard/in the software itself. I'm running a Dell Dimension with Soundmax soundcards, do you think it's time for an upgrade?

If so, any suggestions?
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What other specs should I post and how can I find them? Thanks for the replies...

Also, I already have the ASIO4ALL installed and it still lags terribly, worse than with the primary soundcard even.
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What other specs should I post and how can I find them? Thanks for the replies...

Also, I already have the ASIO4ALL installed and it still lags terribly, worse than with the primary soundcard even.

tweak delay on it? or update your windows 95 :P
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u need like at least 512 RAM for xp...or else it runs like ****...i have 2 gig and its still kinda slow
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it sounds like if it's lagging a lot it's your system specs. An upgrade to your processor and an extra gig of RAM would go a long way..........or you could just ditch the **** dell and get a decent desktop.
#13
Upgrade your RAM, NOW!



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you have as much RAM as I did several years back, XP will run on it no problem (I had less than that when I upgraded to XP it was such a memory hog)

use this http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/drammemory.aspx?gclid=CKumwbLDnJMCFQ9gMAod2iuhrQ

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Add 2 sticks of 512mb DDR2 RAM running in dual channel. What;s your processor?


if his computer is older than 2006 it is likely to be using DDR ram, but unless he posts his mobo we won't know for sure.
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Add 2 sticks of 512mb DDR2 RAM running in dual channel. What;s your processor?


www.newegg.com is your friend for RAM. The markup on RAM is crazy and you can get it pretty cheap off newegg.


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What your system spec?

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What other than the RAM, do I need to upgrade do you think?

And what other specs do you guys need, if any?

Thanks so much for the help so far
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3557020&Sku=MCM-680ILT-Q6600A
this is the best deal i could find..fast as ****...comes w/ 2 gig RAM, quad core 2.4 ghz and SLI ready motherboard...you will love your computer if you buy this

EDIT: this 1 has double ram for like $20 more...http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3601833&Sku=MCM-680ILT-Q6600B
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3557020&Sku=MCM-680ILT-Q6600A
this is the best deal i could find..fast as ****...comes w/ 2 gig RAM, quad core 2.4 ghz and SLI ready motherboard...you will love your computer if you buy this

EDIT: this 1 has double ram for like $20 more...http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3601833&Sku=MCM-680ILT-Q6600B



If you know how to put a PC together, get that.
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That's what I'm asking you guys, haha. I'd be willing to spend a couple hundred but within the next few months I'm getting a mac laptop for graduation that I plan on using for future musical endeavors so it wouldn't be worth it to spend a whole lot...
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If you know how to put a PC together, get that.

he could get a knowledgeable friend to do it or take it to a shop...still cheaper/better value than buying a setup desktop
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works for me O_o


Yeah I've got it now. I don't think I'd want to spend that much right now...
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That's what I'm asking you guys, haha. I'd be willing to spend a couple hundred but within the next few months I'm getting a mac laptop for graduation that I plan on using for future musical endeavors so it wouldn't be worth it to spend a whole lot...

mac sux
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So are you guys saying that I need an entirely new system just so that music software doesn't lag? Or would just adding RAM be enough?
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Adding RAM would be alright, but your processor isn't great.

You don't need a new system, you could add RAM and that should kill most lag, but for high quality stuff, high sample rates etc a new computer is recommended.
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ram would help tremendously but your processor is pretty slow...plus I'm not sure if your motherboard will even accept much more RAM
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Adding RAM would be alright, but your processor isn't great.

You don't need a new system, you could add RAM and that should kill most lag, but for high quality stuff, high sample rates etc a new computer is recommended.


What do you mean by high sample rates?

Anyways for now I suppose I'll just add some RAM to kill the lag if that will do it, since, as I mentioned, I'm getting a new computer very soon anyways...would you agree?
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ram would help tremendously but your processor is pretty slow...plus I'm not sure if your motherboard will even accept much more RAM


I can get up to 1028 MB on my system according to the dell website...will that suffice?
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