My apologies if this is a common question, but I searched and could not
find any similar postings.
I am thinking about getting a new desktop PC. Does anyone have any
suggestions for running GPO and Sonar? I would like to load lots of instruments at the same time.
I'm especially interested in the following:
1) Is there any advantage to getting a Core 2 Duo system?
2) Is there any advantage to getting more than 2gb of RAM? I'm vague on this but I read something about XP dividing your RAM between the OS and user apps, such that even if I had 4gb, GPO would only get 2. Is this true?
What's the ideal amount of memory?
3) Are there any other important hardware considerations for loading/playing lots of GPO instruments?
Check out the Cakewalk site and look into using the 64-bit version of Sonar: http://www.cakewalk.com/x64/default.asp. I'm looking into purchasing the Dual Core 2 processor in a few more months and moving to 64-bit. This will allow being able to use more memory.
At this time though I would recommend doing research into what issues the early adopters of the dual core 2 processors are running into and to find out what issues NI plugins are having.
I'm surprised that I haven't gotten more replies. I thought people would
have strong opinions on the best PC for GPO.
For anyone interested, here is some info about the Core 2 Duo (thanks to Wikipedia).
"The first Intel Core 2 Duo processor core, codenamed Conroe, was launched on 27 July 2006. This processor is built on a 65 nm process and is intended for desktops, replacing the Pentium 4 and Pentium D. Intel has claimed that Conroe provides 40% more performance at 40% less power compared to the Pentium D."