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  1. #1
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    Newbie question

    Just purchased GS3. My current computer has HPs version of XP, only 1 IDE drive, 1 gig ram, 2.6 Mhtz. So I know I'm not meeting the basic requirments for GS3. My question is, has anyone put GS3 and some content on the same IDE drive and have it work? I just want to do some simple, non intensive stuff with it and learn the program while I save for a dedicated computer for GS3.

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    Re: Newbie question

    It will probably still work, though you may get drop outs - especially when you try to capture the audio to a file. But, it's worth a try...

    -JF

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    Re: Newbie question

    I use GS3 on a 2.4Ghz P4 w/1G Ram, and 2 hard drives (one system and one for samples). And it runs fine, at least for small number of instruments, I don't think I've loaded up more than 6-7 at once. And I always run it along side Cubase SX 3 on the same machine.

    So, I do have the extra hard drive, and you might not have a P4, but mine's clock speed is a little slower than yours. My guess is you'd be ok for a while, depending on your definition of 'non-intensive'.

    cheers....

    buzz

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    Re: Newbie question

    Thanks for the info. I got an answer quicker on this forum than it took Tascam to answer the phone.

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    Re: Newbie question

    I got GS3 all installed with the new patch and it works fine. I only loaded the Giga pianos for now. I want to see how it will do all being on 1 drive. I do have an odd sound though. When I push a note I get a slight bump sound just as I hit it. And then again when I release the note. This is also audible when pushing the sustain pedal and releasing. Any thoughts what this might be? I'm using an M-Audio Firewire 410 with GSIF 2 and it's working fine.

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    Re: Newbie question

    Try running a piano without GigaPulse and see if it stops "bumping". The pedal thing is typical of GigaPiano II with GigaPulse when the system can't quite keep up with the processing demands.

    -JF

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    Re: Newbie question

    That's exactly what the bumping noise was. Does'nt happen on raw gig files.
    In regards to having everything on one drive, there is an alternate solution to getting a second computer. I was doing a little research on the web and found out I could, for about $500 - $600 get 2 74 gig sata Raptors and a PCI slot sata adapter. The only issue that the motherboard not being native Sata would limit your data rate to 150mps.
    Is 150mps adequate to get good performance from GS3?

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