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Old 07-12-2006, 06:56 AM
GStyle GStyle is offline
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Default Pro Tools Runs Horrible on my system

system specs:

Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1700MHz
Speed : 1.70GHz

Bus(es) : X-Bus AGP PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 1 Processor(s)
System BIOS : Dell Computer Corporation A00
System : Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 8200
Mainboard : Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 8200
Total Memory : 1GB RDRAM

Chipset 1
Model : Dell Computer Corp 82850/E Host-Hub Interface Bridge Device (A3-step)
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 100MHz (400MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 1GB RDRAM
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 400MHz (800MHz data rate)

Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : IOMEGA ZIP 250 (96MB)
Hard Disk : WDC WD1000BB-75CHE0 (93GB)
CD-ROM/DVD : GENERIC DVD RW 8XMax (CD 40X Rd, 40X Wr) (DVD 5X Rd, 5X Wr)

Operating System(s)
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional 5.01.2600 (Service

Pack 2)


i went through the pro tools check list on this fourm. and i followed all the instructions. when i run pro tools, im recording audio at 88k 24 bit. i only have the digidesign plugins installed currently. but when i use an effect like delay or reverb, i get error messages. the buffers are at 2084 i think. cpu usage is at 85% and the dae level is at 4. im running pro tools 7.1. i have a lot of other programs installed such as maya, photoshop, dreamweaver and flash ect. could that be the problem?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: Pro Tools Runs Horrible on my system

You might be experiencing Denormalization. Read that link for details and solutions.

One of your other main problems is that you are only using one hard drive, Hard Disk : WDC WD1000BB-75CHE0 (93GB)

While it may be possible to run sessions from the system drive, it is in no way recommended. A separate physical drive for audio is strongly recommended if you want to see any kind of performance from Pro Tools.
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