I can\'t say I had the same problem you have, but it was very similar.
I got GSt160 working great under W98SE, P3-750, 512Mb RAM. 160 voices, no problem. Yet with the same machine, XP Pro, I got problem over 70 or 80 voices. Allan from Tascam called it \"hanging notes\", and it sounds very much like what you said in situation 1.
I then tried it in my other PC, XP Pro too, but Dual P3-1G, 2G RAM. 160 voices. No problem.
Therefore I wouldn\'t suggest you go XP, as it needs more PC resource than 98.
I have a setup very similar to yours, except for
1 Ghz Pentium III (DELL)
40 Gb IDE 100
I get > 140 voices without bluescreens or random
notes. I do get some popping at times though.
But I do get system crashes some times, with
errors like \'An illegal operation occured in the
... of a driver\'
These normally does\'nt happen during playing, but more during operations with the Gigastudio, Gigaeditor or sequencer.
Are you running Giga on a dedicated PC or do you
run Giga + sequencer on the same machine?
na, don\'t think it will make much of a difference.
Something you should check is the MultiTrack
Wave Driver in the DSP24 audio settings.
I used to have all sorts of problems when
running \'Single-in-sync\' - switch to \'Independent\'
if its not already.