once again, I come to save everyone from the Legion of Misinformation...
FL has a second executable in it's folder for extended memory access, up to 4GB IIRC (I don't use it).
Originally Posted by Deeyou
Windows 7 has a 32bit and 64bit version.
If you're using Windows 7, and running FL STUDIO it doesn't matter because FL still doesn't support 64 bit. If you are using 64 bit plugins... the rule of thumb applies (plugins can only use the RAM that the OS allocates) .. And don't quote me on this.. But if you are running 64 bit apps inside of a 32 bit DAW you will need to bridge them.. which comes with it's own set of problems..
FL Studio runs just fine in 64Bit Windows AND the latest version even supports 64bit plugins in the wrapper.
No need to stick to 32bit at all.
So my advice is, if you are running in FL, stick to 32 bit all the way... You won't need to purchase more than 4 GB of RAM.
Hyperthreading has nothing to do with anything.
As far as CPU... get the best dual-core CPU you can afford.
FL STUDIO doesn't support hyperthreading and a quad-core will not serve you very well... You COULD buy one to future proof your machine but you have to take into consideration how long you are going to keep your rig and when/if FL will implement hyperthreading capabilities.
FL Studio DOES take advantage of muti-core processors. Mixing, FX, and synths can all use multithreaded processing to get better performance under FL Studio.
why??? PLEASE explain this...
if you're going to use FL just get yourself a rig with a nice core2duo E8500 (around $200 USD) and some DDR2 1066 RAM (about $100 USD for 4GB's) DDR3 1066 or 1333 isn't really needed because a core2duo, for example, uses an FSB and you have to match the FSB rating with the ram you use anyway.. Get a cheap case (you can get a reasonable one for around the $60-$70 range), a good HD (depending on what size you need, but you can get a 1TB for around $100 just make sure you get 7200 RPM.. you will need the size and speed if you're using sample intensive libraries like Kontakt)... and a decent MoBo (I suggest Gigabyte.. they are the most stable by far... you can get a decent one for $75)
You can build a comp that will handle a pretty good workload in conjunction with Kontakt and pretty much whatever you throw at it.. for around or even under $600 USD.
Hope this helps.
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Also, you can plunk down the extra doe and build yourself an i5 or even an i7 rig ... but that would drive the cost up about $400-500 .... with that money you can buy yourself a decent mic or preamp.
Again, if you go i5 or i7 and are still going to fly with FL... stick to the dual cores
Last edited by logic7; 09-28-2010 at 03:38 PM.
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