Originally Posted by gammalord
Latency improvement might correlate with added RAM; however it's far from a guarantee. In many cases, the all-too-familiar pops,clicks, and drop-outs can be attributed to:
1) interface driver (i.e. ASIO)
2) the VST (or RTAS) or combination of VSTs being used
4) lack of RAM in either quantity or speed
5) a combination of all four.
In my experience, its the software that causes the problem. Example: Im running Cubase 5.1 32bit in Win7 64bit through a Phenom II 945 w/ 4Gb DDR2 @667MHz. I can run over 20 instances of Waves SSL Channel (on 20 total tracks) with a 128 buffer size with no problems. But, throw one instance of AmpFarm on there and the ASIO clock pegs.
Same scenario, but using ASIO4all instead of the line6 driver (KB37 interface) and latency becomes manageable again.
Also, I tend to record with most VSTs off and at the smallest (lowest latency) buffer possible - then set the buffer to the largest when Im mixing.
Long story short - your specs sound fine. Consider trying different drivers for your interface to improve performance. It worked for me. thumbsup
My Specs Are ----> AMD Phenome II 965 black edition ( 4 core)
16 gigs of Patriot Viper Ram 12800 DDR3 1600Mhz
2 TB WD Black Harddrives
W7 64-bit running Fl Studio, PT9 and Adobe Audition 3.0
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 audio interface with latest drivers <----hopefully this is a quality interface with quality asio drivers....so far so good it seems