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    Faster processor or more RAM for better performance in garageband?

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    Faster processor or more RAM for better performance in garageband?
    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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    Faster processor or more RAM for better performance in garageband?
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    Faster processor or more RAM for better performance in garageband?

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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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    Faster processor or more RAM for better performance in garageband?
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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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    Faster processor or more RAM for better performance in garageband?
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