PC tuning

page file where?

greetings all:

curious: of those who have two disk drives (exactly two :) ), where your operating system is on drive c: and your music is on drive d:…

where exactly is your page file and why?

thanks much.

I would put mine on the O/S drive. If it was on the audio drive, Windows may access it while recording or playing and interrupt the audio stream.


Mark

that’s the exact thought that had occurred to me this morning, prompting the post. :D

Are there any differing opinions out there?

I have (2) 80 gig hardrives. My OS is on my master drive, and all my other files are on my slave drive. I recomend to use the master as working drive where you work on stuff for a while like recordings, and other stuff. then use your second one as storage. so that you can keep your primary drive nice and fast. don’t forget to defrag/optimize

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I have (2) 80 gig hardrives. My OS is on my master drive, and all my other files are on my slave drive. I recomend to use the master as working drive where you work on stuff for a while like recordings, and other stuff. then use your second one as storage. so that you can keep your primary drive nice and fast. don’t forget to defrag/optimize


Actually I’d go with the complete opposite - keep my audio files on the drive away from the O/S drive. The last thing you want is Windows going off to find some unrelated dll or whatever while you are trying to stream audio on the same drive. I then use the spare space on my O/S drive for archive.

Also, be careful about defragging Audio drives, especially if you are recording many tracks at once. When you record multiple tracks at the same time, (assuming the drive was initially defragged), Windows will store each segment of each Wav together - which is nice an convenient for playback. If you go and defrag the drive, the Wav files will be nice and contiguous - but Windows will have jump around the drive to find each segment.


Mark

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when inspiration comes, you got to record


Hey, I just saw your signature. That is so true, and the great thing about the kit we have available to us is that it’s possible to knock up a quick track to remember that moment before it’s gone.
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Actually I'd go with the complete opposite - keep my audio files on the drive away from the O/S drive. The last thing you want is Windows going off to find some unrelated dll or whatever while you are trying to stream audio on the same drive. I then use the spare space on my O/S drive for archive.

Also, be careful about defragging Audio drives, especially if you are recording many tracks at once. When you record multiple tracks at the same time, (assuming the drive was initially defragged), Windows will store each segment of each Wav together - which is nice an convenient for playback. If you go and defrag the drive, the Wav files will be nice and contiguous - but Windows will have jump around the drive to find each segment.


Mark

the reason why i have my setup like that is because i format my hardrive occasionaly and don't realy have too much saved on my primary besides my OS and working files, so that way i already have all my other files on my slave drive and i can just cut/paste my few working files from my master to slave, and reformat my hardrive with no worries.

btw i don't think ive ever had a prob with windows going off and finding unrealtated dll while im listening/recording my music.

oh and thanx on the qoute compliment, it is true when your inspired its best to record your idea so you wont forget

:)

Always best to put your drives on seprerate controllers rather than master and slave on the same controller.
Most boards have two.
The exception might be scsi chain drives.
IRQ 11 likes the video card because it is usually the most important on a computer, but not on a recoring system. IRQ 11 generally has top priority.
If you have the ability to use irq 11 for your sound and only your sound card (not shared). Set in rom bios is best.
A lot of info on fine tuning a system can be found through a google.

Create a Ramdisc, call it H: or whatever.

Assign the pagefile to the Ramdisc.

Now, because a Ramdisc is a chunk of RAM pretending to be a hard disc, and the Pagefile is a chunk of harddisc pretending to be RAM…

…we have an infinite iterative function…

…which is what those A.I. nerds are hunting for.

After you’ve done this (under W2000 Advanced Server), you’ll find the PC starts talking to you, (because having developed self awareness, it’s looking for someone to whine about it to.)

My old computer used to give me messages (instructions?) about how to “remove” people, and who to “remove”, and why that “removal” was necessary for the good of the world.

However, my new PC just bangs on about the benefits of Time Share Apartments, and how a two week share in a golf/casino/geriatric Viagra experimentation lab, can cut my annual tax bill in half.

Motto: Upgrading to 24/96/fast CPU, ain’t always a good thing. :(

Ok, slightly OT I realise, but, “No knowledge is bad knowledge”. :)

Ali

If you follow all the tips at MusicXP and keep your paging file on your OS drive, that should be all you need to do. Some folks recommend disabling paging altogether if you are recording lots of inputs simultaneously at higher sampling rates/bit depths. I never had to go that far though.

TG