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I just started using Pro Tools to mix music. The recording program sounds fine for a while than it stops and starts then just stops. I'm doing somehting right because i can mix tracs of me playing guitar, as long as the program works smoothly, which it rarely does. I have an Intel T2310 and 2 gig of RAM.

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Some of that will be related to how fast and how much RAM your machine has...I have experienced that HPs run a lot of stuff in the background often, at inoportune moments, eating up some RAM. If you go to the task manager and pick a few things you can set to low priority or turn off, some of those things will stay out of the way of your recording setup a little better.

PT is notorious for using lots of memory and processing, and PCs tend to struggle a little. I am using the HP I had for more basic stuff now, but even it after I cleaned up the background stuff (and even worse it was Vista) and increased the RAM and also added more 'pagefile' virtual memory, it got better.

But for music and video production I went to Best Buy and got my son and me a Gateway desktop mini with 4g processor and 6g ram, 1 Tbite HD... It was $529, and it came with Windows 7 64 bit. Worth every penny. Now the stuff that used to bog down on the HP runs screaming fast on this Gateway. ---hope it works out for you ---blessings

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i am using samson c03u to record songs using magix music maker, never had problems with it until i fell pregnant and gave birth so i stopped using it for a while. now that im back to record songs again, i started recording and everytime i playback the song i recorded, the music is fine but my voice started jumping like a pirated cd. im using windows vista and i already tried clearing the junk and re installing the programs but it still does the same thing. please help if anyone's got an insight about this. Ta

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