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    CPU Requirements for Ivory 2 or similar

    Hi

    Can anyone help please?

    I'm looking to buy a new computer for general home use but I'd like to be able to run Ivory 2 or a similar programme with minimal latency and good sound quality. Unfortunately I'm quite clueless about computers so am a bit lost when it comes to specs. The computer I'm currently looking at buying has the following specs:

    ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-650 Processor
    - 3.2 GHz
    - 4 MB L3 cacheOperating SystemWindows® 7 Home Premium 64-bitRAM6 GB DDR3

    Hard drive 1 TB SATA
    Audio interface Native Instruments Session, or creative soundblaster x-fi soundcard with asio drivers.

    Can anyone tell me how well Ivory 2 or a similar programme would work on this system with regards to latency and sound quality.

    Thanks

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    Re: CPU Requirements for Ivory 2 or similar

    Your CPU is more than adequate for the task... but make sure you have a 7200 RPM drive... and it is best to run Ivory samples off of an external drive (or 2nd internal drive if you are using a desktop). It is not recommended to install the samples on your system drive.

    HTH

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    Re: CPU Requirements for Ivory 2 or similar

    I run Ivory 1.5 on a Core Duo laptop, 1.73 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB 7200 RPM drive, Windows XP. It runs fine. But I want to upgrade to Ivory 2 ... for the half-pedaling, among other things.

    Will Ivory 2 tax this machine?

    I don't mind buying a new, bigger drive. That's cheap.

    But I wonder if I need to replace the laptop entire with a new, bigger better one?

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    Re: CPU Requirements for Ivory 2 or similar

    Quote Originally Posted by MacMacMac View Post
    I run Ivory 1.5 on a Core Duo laptop, 1.73 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB 7200 RPM drive, Windows XP. It runs fine. But I want to upgrade to Ivory 2 ... for the half-pedaling, among other things.

    Will Ivory 2 tax this machine?

    I don't mind buying a new, bigger drive. That's cheap.

    But I wonder if I need to replace the laptop entire with a new, bigger better one?
    From a processor standpoint, I would think you would be pushing it unless you turned off some of the 'goodies', which is no fun. You're drive is going to be a little small, too, but you can just add a second drive to hold the sample data.

    With a machine like, I would probably get Ivory 2, which is a nice step up from 1.5 in terms of sound and features, and a second drive for the samples. You can always upgrade your computer afterwards if needed, and you would already have your samples installed on the second drive.

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    Re: CPU Requirements for Ivory 2 or similar

    I've had the same question but in a more general sense. I would like to buy the most efficient cpu usage macpro and don't really know which model wouldn't lag if I loaded up a lot of instruments and plugins. the 2009 Nehalem's, the fastest processor, number of cores, etc
    All help much appreciated.

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