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Old 04-02-2012, 07:20 PM
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Default Pro Tools M-Audio 9 and Fasttrack Interface Not Working for Asus G73JW laptop


I have spent a good amount of time trying to get my laptop to run pro tools, and its a nightmare. I checked all the specs before purchasing and was under the assumption that all would work without too many problems, but i was wrong.

I have gone through several trials, but these are the main problems i have right now:

-Pro Tools loads slowly, and sometimes will just freeze during startup or while a session is open.

-The audio interface (M-audio fast track Ultra 8r) constantly crashes the computer, resulting in a blue screen and me having to restart the computer over and over again.

the first issue i tried hard to resolve. I reformatted my computer, deleted all bloatware and set the computer up to specifically run pro tools only.

As for the interface...i have checked many threads online and i couldnt even tell you how many different things i have tried to stop that from happening...but its awful

Here are the specs for my laptop...i swear i checked everything, and its SUPPOSE to run pro tools, but maybe i missed a detail somewhere...

Processor Intel® Core™ i7 820QM/740QM/720QM/620M 2.66 GHz ~ 1.6 GHz
Intel® Core™ i5 430M/450M/460M/520M/540M 2.53 GHz ~ 2.26 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 330M/350M/370M 2.4 GHz ~ 2.13 GHz
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
This version contains all product updates (SP1)
Chipset Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
Memory DDR3 1333/1066 MHz SDRAM,2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 G SDRAM (Quad Core),2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 4 G SDRAM (Dual Core), *1
Display 17.3" 16:9 HD+ (1600x900)/Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlight
Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
Storage 2.5" SATA
750GB 7200rpm
640GB 5400rpm
500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
500GB 7200rpm SSH
320GB 7200rpm
Dual HDD Support
Optical Drive Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Super-Multi DVD
Blu-ray Writer
Card Reader 8 -in-1 card reader ( SDXC/ MS/ MS Pro/ MS Duo/ MMC)
Camera 2.0 Mega Pixel web camera
Networking Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (Optional)
10/100/1000 Base T
Interface 1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
3 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
Audio Built-in Speakers And Microphone
EAX Advanced HD 5.0
THX TruStudio
Built-in subwoofer
Battery 8Cells : 5200 mAh 74 Whrs

Power Adapter Output :
16 V DC, 4.7 A, 150 W
19 V DC, 4.7 A, 120 W
Input :
100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimensions 41.5 x 32.0 x 1.89 ~5.69 cm (WxDxH)
Weight 3.85 kg (with 8 cell battery)
Security LoJack
Manufacturer Warranty 2-year limited International hardware warranty. *different by country
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Windows 7 ) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting
Note *1 :
DDR3 1333 MHz up to 8GB (Intel® i7-720QM / i7-740QM / i7-820QM platform)
DDR3 1066 MHz up to 4GB (Intel® Core™ i7-620M/ i5 / i3 platform)
*2 :
Output: 16 V DC, 4.7 A, 150W (Intel® i7-720QM / i7-820QM platform)
Output: 19 V DC, 4.74 A, 120W (Intel® Core™i7-620M/ i5 / i3 platform)
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