Hello all, hope the new year finds a bunch of tracks being recorded! I have a question. I recently bought a Dell Vostro 430 desktop computer. Intel i7 quad core, 2.8ghz. I installed 16 gb ram, two (2) 128gb SSD’s in a striped array for OS boot/Cubase, two (2) WD Velociraptor 600gb in a striped array for VST’s/Samples, and another WD 500gb for audio files. SIIG firewire running two (2) MR816’s
It worked pretty nice but I wanted to run 3 monitors and my AMD video card only handled 2 so I installed an Nvidia NVS 440 which can handle up to 4 monitors on a single card. I’ve installed all the latest drivers, updates, everything I can think of but apparently it’s a real bottleneck for the system. Latency Mon won’t even run a few seconds before saying the Nvidia driver is causing issues. Before I installed it I had almost no latency issues.
All that to ask this. Is there a good low latency video card out there that will run at least 3 monitors and not kill my computer’s ability to run Cubase effectively? I don’t intend to use the computer for anything except Cubase and Wavelab along with the associated VST’s. The Dell 430 only has three (3) PCI slots and two (2) PCIe slots, one being used for the video card and the other for a SATA Raid card running the two Velociraptors. Any help would be appreciated. Here’s to a grand 2014!