I have been using Win XP Pro for the past few months now. I have not had any more problems with GigaStudio in XP than Win 98. Only problem is that GigaStudio takes longer to load and some of the samples take longer to load. When crashes do occur I can kill GigaStudio in Task Manager and then reload Giga without having to reboot. I am running a couple beta versions of a few drivers and actually expected more problems.
I have been able to load all performances that I used in Win 98 without problems. Most seem to take up the same amount of memory. I run my system clean with only music apps installed and unnessary devices disabled like my NIC, USB, etc. The performance settings under the Advanced tab in the System Properties is set for \"Adjust for Best Performance\". This makes the system run much faster and gets rid of the \'eye candy\' which also uses up more memory.
BTW, internet performance when I activate my NIC card is much better in XP than 98. We run systems in my lab at work with 2 GB of memory with no problems and no tweaks necessary to use the memory.
[This message has been edited by Haydn (edited 04-11-2002).]
One other problem to consider is that many motherboards out there have problems when you use multiple sticks of memory. Moving sticks to different slots helps as certain combinations work where other combinations produce memory error using the exact same memory sticks. As this seems to be a universal problem check with a forum that deals with your specific motherboard or motherboard maker to see what is posted for working combinations to use. You may also consider going with fewer memory sticks with a larger capacity. Lastly you may just have a bad stick of memory or are using too aggresive a memory timing in the Bios. Looks like you have to get your hands dirty on this one by doing some research, then test - test- test. Good luck with the \"adventure\".
XP has its own share of problems too, you may consider 2000 instead. Users of XP are reporting use of more system resources than running the same thing in 98 or 2000, and SCSI hard drive users have a big bug with XP slowing them down (check out the forums at storagereview.com for that). One of these years this stuff will all play nice together lol.