I am wondering if my system is now out of date. I still think it meets Tascam's guidelines so I am confused why the performance is not what it should be. I have a 1.6 GigaHz Pentium 4 processor, 1 Gig of RAM and 2 7200rpm 40 Gig hard drives. When I start Gigastudio (at rest) the CPU meter is 12%. When I load a standard intrument (such as Post harpsichord) that number doubles to around 25% (before I play anything). If I am using the PMI Old Lady default patch it loads and stands at about the same (at rest). If I load Gigapulse it is around 50% at rest. If I try to play the instrument in Gigapulse using the pedal it becomes unplayable within a few notes (the CPU meter goes to 100 and I get dropouts and feedback). Is there something I can do to tweek my system or is it simply too week to handle Gigastudio and I need a new one? Thanks in advance for your input.