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Faster processor or more RAM for better performance in garageband?


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The performance I'm getting on garageband 09 atm is pretty poor. The sound constantly breaks up while I'm playing the software instruments. The playhead goes to red which I know means the processor is overloading so I assume that'd mean I have to get a fast processor. Atm I have a 2Ghz core 2 duo. I was thinking of upgrading to a 3Ghz processor. Would that solve the problem?
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2 GHz core 2 duo and 1 gb of ram is fine for garage band

garage band isn't demanding at all
you should probably try and reinstall or somethin
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RAM and disk speed contribute aswell. if you use a lot of software instruments, and its running slow, then upgrading the ram would be a good bet.
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Loading/saving your GarageBand projects to an external powered HD will help out with less processor strain.

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