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Optimizing PC for Audio
Old 21st May 2007
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Question Optimizing PC for Audio

I used a good guide to optimizing your PC for audio a little while back and I can't find it. I've rebuilt my computer and I need to optimize it now and I'd like to find a good guide.

BTW I've searched the forums and haven't found anything. Probably due to search terms.. The guides I've found on the net aren't that good.

Thanks.
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This is the one I used. Did it in 2004 and have'nt had a reason to do anything more. I think I did everything listed but can't be for sure, so only do what your brave enough to try. I printed out a copy which I still have just in case I need to reverse something. My computer is a dedicated recording computer, no internet or junkware!! I've been very picky about what goes on it and it's been very stable. I just switched to reaper and it's still perfectly stable so far. When I pull up the task manager there is only like four programs running; 512mb of ram, 3ghz hyperthread processor, a seperate hardrive for audio file, ect.... Runs Great!!!

Windows XP DAW Optimization Guide
Old 22nd May 2007
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ADK guys recommend this site generally--haven't redone my machine yet, coming up.
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Old 20th February 2010
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are there any tweaks for Win7? or it would be the same as for XP?
Old 4th March 2010
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Some of them works for win7 too! Maybe you have to use google in case the way to change this parameters in win7 is different e.g. Disable Fast User Switching
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I used a good guide to optimizing your PC for audio a little while back and I can't find it. I've rebuilt my computer and I need to optimize it now and I'd like to find a good guide.

BTW I've searched the forums and haven't found anything. Probably due to search terms.. The guides I've found on the net aren't that good.

Thanks.
never put it on the internet and dont run virus software... REALLY helps
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Old 12th August 2010
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MusicXP subscription requires payment.

Anyone has this tweak list saved? :P
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Old 22nd September 2010
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black viper is a classic.

For xp it is impossible to beat boldfortune.net, but yuou really gotta want to do this... there are over 400 pages of info.

For win7 32 or 64, this site covers a lot of the basics that apply to anyone:

Speed Up Windows 7 - Ultimate Guide To Make Windows 7 Blazing Fast!!!

I've done these mods to my win7 64 bit machine, including the registry tweaks, and so far so good. Not using it for audio, though.
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