On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 06:33 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
So if your computer takes that long in Reaper, you won't have much success with any.-
Which is a single example of the old saw, "You can't get blood from a stone."
As RAM and processing power got cheaper and cheaper, programs were designed to take advantage of having more RAM and processing power to play with. Whether it so happens to be DAWs or anything else, you really cannot expect XP/Vista/very early Win7 eras of hardware to perform well with software that taxes them beyond their limits.
And even if the hardware is newer and up to the task, it still needs to have enough RAM to have breathing room. I not infrequently see clients who have computers with 4GB of RAM trying to run Windows 10 and complaining that it's slow. It will be slow, no question, with that little RAM. And the older your processor is, the worse it's likely to get if you have insufficient RAM.
With everything, it's about fitting the tool to the task, and if you don't, you get anything from a suboptimal to just plain awful experience.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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