I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop.
I am trying to run Pro Tools but i keep getting inturrpt errors as my CPU isnt fast enough.
What do i need to look for when upgrading my CPU?? Is it even possible???
I can run the latest version on my machine but i get an "interrupts were help off for too long error" because the CPU is too slow( at least 2GHz recomended) This doesnt crash the program but it does cause it to stop either the playback or recording(depending on what you are doing at the time) this makes it useless as i need it for audio edit/recording. Which is why i'd like to upgrade the CPU(upgrading the entire machine is finantiallly unfeasable for me at the moment)
There's more to a processor than raw clock speed. Before sinking any money into the laptop, take a good look at the system requirements for whatever software/hardware you're looking to use.
You might be able to squeeze a little more processor speed out of the chipset you have, but it involves completely dismantling the laptop which can be daunting if you haven't done it before. Then, of course, you need steady hands and some good thermal compound and probably an external fan / cooling system, since it's possible that the stock fans might not be able to cool the new processor sufficiently.
Seriously, this is like pulling teeth. There are a bunch of apps on Digidesign's website. I'm not going to go through them all and guess. Look at the system requirements for whatever you're using and see if your system is up to the task.
You can't overclock the laptop, so there's nothing you can do to make it faster. You'd still be right on the edge of the system requirements anyway. If you're not comfortable taking apart the entire laptop on the off chance you might get this one program working and could very well end up with a very nice Dell paperweight, you don't have any options.
Low-end consumer laptops are not designed for high-end multimedia tasks. Before buying a new system, make sure you're getting what you need to get the most of the applications and tasks that are important to you.
Sorry, i dont mean to be a pain or waste your time or anythin. i guess i didnt fully understand what u ment about getting a little more processor speed out of the chipset and got a little of track.
My prob only arose in the first place because it was a replacement machine under the original waranty and the software/hardware i was running was well within the capabilities of my old XP machine which would run the 7.3 version of Protools LE which isnt supported by Vista and its just the newer 7.4 version requires the faster CPU hence the need for an upgrade.
Yes, put all the drivers on a CD. Backup any important data/files as well to CD/DVD.
Assuming you have an XP CD to install with, it should give you the option to format the HD when you begin the install process.
Ok, so i've installed XP, drivers nd everything are working perfect, reinstalled pro tools and instead of getting 6086 errors i'm getting 9092 errors which seem to be the same thing as both tell me that the OS held of inteurrupt for too long and i should increase the H/W buffer size, but i get the same errors no matter what the buffer size. Any segestions??
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