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Old 29th November 2019
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Originally Posted by knightfly View Post
Base for the new DAW is a Dell XPS8930 (Costco version of the 8920 mostly) - it has onboard graphics PLUS the "dreaded" Nvidia add-on (GTX 1050Ti, 4 GB) - I'm aware of some problems with those cards and some drivers, and if necessary I'll replace it with a less problematic card.
This may help...
https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answ...um-performance



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The Dell is running Win10 Pro on an Intel Core i7-7700, 3.6 GHz; I've been following the discussion on the "perfect daw version" for awhile now. Still need to do more homework on minimizing MicroSlop's interference/updating crap.
You may like the Windows Update Manager
https://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...manager.77736/



Some tweaks for the DAW machine:

1- Disable BIOS C-state
2- Set all CPU CORES to the same speed (If your CPU/motherboard permits)
3- Disable CORE parking https://www.coderbag.com/product/quickcpu
4- Set Windows Power Plan to ULTIMATE
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html




Some stuff I use:

https://www.hwinfo.com/
https://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php
https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
https://www.oo-software.com/en/ooappbuster

https://processhacker.sourceforge.io/
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sys...loads/autoruns


The best file manager:
https://www.ghisler.com/
https://doublecmd.sourceforge.io/ (FREE)


Lots and lots of Windows 10 stuff/information
https://forums.mydigitallife.net/forums/windows-10.54/


The best bootable USB with lots and lots of tools like Macrium Reflect
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...ecs_winpe.html
Macrium Reflect is perfect for creating a System Image.