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Computer slowing down in protools w/ errors....please help!!
Old 12th November 2015
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Computer slowing down in protools w/ errors....please help!!

Hey, i have a trusty Power Mac Tower i bought i think in like 2007 or 2008? Its worked great thus far (knock on wood), but as of lately, i've been getting hardware buffer messages....basically computer can't handle load with virtual instruments, plug ins etc....

Here's my question.....when i'm making beats in protools I usually put the playback buffer engine on 128, because it ensures that I won't have any delay when recording.....BUT, i understand that's also the lowest setting as far as efficiency which causes the computer to slow down and error messages to pop up saying to "increase buffer/playback engine".......but when I bump it up to 520 or 1020 it makes the computer work better but then I have to worry about delay!!!

What things can I do to improve the performance of the computer and working within protools without having to worry about delay?? Increase in RAM? any particular settings? Again, looking to have optimum performance on my computer and recording in protools without having to worry about delay.....

Please advise!!!!!!

Thx in advance. -BB
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