I have an extra PC lying around which is 1.1GHz, 512 MB, Win 98, 80 GB 7200 rpm 8ms seek ATA drive. I am just getting started with sampled sounds and initially would only be playing with perhaps only 4 or 5 instruments at once (string quartet or whatever) just to start playing.
I would be using the computer JUST to host GPO and nothing else, using it with another main PC. Would GPO work on such a setup or would I be completely wasting my time ? A few fixes I could obviously do are add 512 MB, upgrade to XP, put SATA drive in. But I'd rather save the money and put it in a new computer specifically for GPO in a few months after I've dipped my toe and played a little.
So, would such a computer be able to do anything w/ GPO for only a small ensemble such that I could at least see how GPO works, etc. ? If not, what would you upgrade (again with the objective in mind of saving as much as possible for a new computer). Please don't say: wait for the computer. I'm not sure I can stand waiting any longer to get my hands on GPO, even if it is severely limited by my initial setup.
Thanks for any help,