So I finally got a new computer and am upgrading from SX3 to Cubase 6, just ordered today. A couple of questions for those in the know. I still use an older laptop for remote recordings when I get them, a Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz, with only 1.25 Gb Ram. Can I still use SX 3 on it after upgrading my dongle? Or would I need to install Cubase 6 on the laptop too?
It is definitely for field recording only, all the work would be back here on my new computer which is an Athlon Quad Core with 4 GB of ram (may up that since there are 2 spots open). Oh and by the way, it was 2.8 Ghz, which is actually closer to three, , anyway, never had a problem recording 20 tracks at a time with it on SX3.
hope I’m not beting a dead horse here…
sorry, I had WIN-7 32bit in my head but the discussion here is about WIN-XP.
I have a different question which may be OT here…
how does Cubase react on your systems when the RAM limit is reached?
I suppose with C6 on WIN-7 64bit there will be no such probs.
Here’s some Data…
WIN-7 32bit - further System specs in the footnote… the following data is from the Task Manager
System Start - no other Progs started: 530MB RAM
Start Cubase - no Projects loaded: 780MB RAM
Load my 40 Tracks “Template” (I use mainly Cubase Plugs and VSTi’s) or other Files in use: Varies between 1.1GB and 1.9GB
On my System if the RAM usage goes over 1.9GB Cubase will crash with the usual “fatal C++ Error” … save your work… bla bla… Mostly in this case I can only boot the System and then it will work OK after the reboot.
I’ve also noticed (since 6.03) that if I load certain older projects either done in C5 oder even 6.02 and if the RAM level is high (near 1.9GB), Cubase will crash with same error message. Most likely this “bug” wont occur with WIN-764bit. I’ve always had this prob and my workaround is just to stay away from the 1.9GB “limit”.
Just wanted to ask if any of you have encountered this and how Cubase reacts with your systems.