In this forum I'll occassionally see someone wanting to jump ship from GS3 and others who are upset about numerous crashes. I just wanted to post my experiences and see what others have to say.
When I first installed GS3 I did have problems. But I had everything on one drive, a 2 year old install of HP's version of XP with numerous software installs and un-installs. Once I got a second drive (Maxtor 300 gig) and a fresh install of XP Home SP2, ram up to 1.5 gigs, the only problems I had initially were when a setting in the host (Sonar 5 PE) or GS3 caused a conflict. I'm running with all the latest updates.
I have not done any tweeking of the computer. I also have Adobe Premier and Photoshop on the same computer (music and video on 3rd external drive). I don't run in rewire mode but only because I don't like the latency.
Anyway, I have not had a single crash of GS3 or Sonar in my current setup. My only problem is getting the songs in my head laid down and sounding good to me.