Hey thanks for all the great pointers and advice, I really appreciate it!! Well since posting this topic I had a major crash and only the dreaded “blue screen” would show when trying to re-boot. Took the tower in for repair and they needed to re-install my operating system (XP). I am opting for a new computer and went looking today but everything have Windows 8 which I hate!! Looking for Windows 7 which I think rocks!
No the latency problem didn’t cause my crash I suspect that my system was just old and couldn’t handle the many upgrades I was attempting to throw at it. I only had 3GB of memory and my computer maxed out at 3.5 so I added another 512 (seemed meaningless). I also had just installed a software based “workstation” package which was 29GB!! This may have been played into my crash scenario as I had to install the sounds (29GB) on an external drive and not where the operating system for the program was installed (on my C drive). I never was able to actually use the new software mainly due to my latency issues but before I could get back to this forum for the valuable info you all so kindly offered, my system did the ultimate crash and I was never able to boot back up to try your suggestion. So, perhaps having the sounds on an external drive and operating system for the bundle on my internal drive caused the crash??? (I didn’t have ample space on C drive to put the 29GB that’s why I installed the sounds on an external HD. Furthermore, the very last thing I did to try to clean up my computer environment was I cleaned the cache and computer history. The technician told me that this was likely the culprit of my crash as my computer was very old (6 yrs) and was not using the memory as much as it was using the cache and when the cache got cleaned out it freaked the system causing a catastrophic crash. Any thoughts on all of this.
Oh btw, I’m a drummer too. This probably answers a lot of question you all may have as to why this dope is doing all these wrong things… I’m more of a player/operator rather than a set-up or tech guy. Goes without saying right?
Anyways, thanks everyone for the help and all the amusing comments… Anyone feel like educating me some more.
As for the new system I am looking to get… I look at a Dell intel i7, 3.4Ghz, 3.9 in turbo. 8mb cache and 8GB memory GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics and Windows 8 (if I get this computer I will want t have Windows 7 installed instead). Any thoughts on this system or recommendations on another.