I am running Win 98 on a Pentium III-600 with 128 MB of RAM and a fast DMA hard drive. Gigastudio 96 is choking when playing back around 80 sustained string notes with slow attacks and slow release times.
I suspect Windows 98 is slowing my system down. I have Win95 on the other computer which handles digital recording and sequencing and Win 95 is running faster on a Pentium II-333 than Win 98 is on a PIII-600!
I did do a lot of tweaking in Win 95 such as turning off write-behind caching, stabilizing the virtual memory, etc., which really speeds up the OS for the demands of digital audio. Is there a way to tweak Win 98 to get it \"out of the way\" more while gigastudio is streaming samples?
Just follow similar steps to those you used for Win95. You might also check out 98Lite, which does a very stripped down installation of Win98. It has worked well for me although others on this forum have dissed it: http://www.98lite.net