I’m running my Cubase LE4 on a Pentium 4 Dell with 2.8Ghz processor and 512 RAM with XPpro (32bit). It works but the latency could be better, MIDI latency is bad. Hooked up is a Lexicon Lambda audio interface.
Two options: get a new PC in the $500 class (something like a i5 with 6GB and Win7 64bit) or upgrade my existing machine with a faster 250GB (7200rpm) hard drive and 2 (or 4) GB RAM.
Obviously not the same but will there be a significant difference between the two options? What is the impact of Win 7 in this scenario? Better to run XP on a new machine instead of clogging things again with pretty colors and silly “aero” screens and stuff?
Looking for best bang for the buck to significantly increase performance of LE4. Thanks