-processor PIII 800MHz, no overclocking
-chipset VIA Apollo Pro133A
-motherboard ASUS P3V4X
–ram 512Mb, PC-100
-hard drive(s) (1) Maxtor 6.4Gb; (2) Western Digital 18Gb, 7200, ATA/66
-sound card(s) Echo GINA 20 bit
-standalone use? YES
-video processor/card/settings Jaton 107AGP (2x, 8Mb)
-BIOS settings USB switched off, latency std., accel. Full, set for server operation
-Midi Input Card WINMAN 2X2 (it is an ISA card)
-other processors None
-recording system – (1) SONY DAT; (2) PIII 800 w/ GINA20, Sound Forge 4.5 (this is the same computer I use for the Gigastudio. Note that it is virtually impossible to record while playing the Gigastudio unless only a few instruments are loaded.)
-sequencing system – MAC (Power Computing 100) running Performer 5.5, MOTU MIDI Express
-click/pops in Giga? sometimes? YES, when enough instruments are loaded (>40% mem usage). Otherwise there are no extraneous sounds.
-sound quality 10, except for pops
-midi performance great, no problems from Gigastudio computer but the MAC, which is my sequencing computer, can be overloaded with too many after touch, pitch bend, and other MIDI signals.
-other problems Gigastudio computer will often boot up with a msgsrv32, msg32 or other low-level error so that several reboots are necessary. It will get page faults often when running Gigastudo (often related to wstream) and will also require rebooting.
-comments/suggestions Serious stand-alone diagnostic program needs to be written (see forum location http://www.northernsounds.com/ubb/NonCGI/Forum5/HTML/000132.html)
I also get 160 constantly (on one instrument also without no noise etc..).
a7v, tbird 900mhz, use only scsi hd\'s, 512mb ram.
Actually, I believe a very fast scsi harddrive really will help on your polyphony.
I\'ve gotten the impression, that a lot of people here are using cheap ata-100 ide harddrives. A good scsi harddrive cost big bucks, but it should do the trick - as long as you use a better than 600-700mhz cpu.
I also use partition and boot magic for seperate windows partitions (one for music, and one for internet, games etc..).