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Windows XP optimization
Old 6th February 2009
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Windows XP optimization

Hi guys.

Which do you think are the best settings on a single processor pc (P4 2.0ghz/i845G chipset) exclusively for audio using a terratec pci card?
"ACPI pc" or "standard pc"? Write-behind cache enabled or disabled?

I read lots of things about these parameters but i couldn't come to a conclusion.

Thanks!
Old 6th February 2009
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🎧 10 years
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Originally Posted by Aerophone ➡️
Hi guys.

Which do you think are the best settings on a single processor pc (P4 2.0ghz/i845G chipset) exclusively for audio using a terratec pci card?
"ACPI pc" or "standard pc"? Write-behind cache enabled or disabled?

I read lots of things about these parameters but i couldn't come to a conclusion.

Thanks!
I'd stick with ACPI where possible. The advice to run as a standard PC is pretty outdated - XP handles things a lot better than previous versions. Ultimately though it comes down to your Terratec drivers - if they're badly written then you might be forced down the non-ACPI route. Try ACPI first and see how you get on. You can always change to standard PC later, but not the other way round.

I would think leave write-behind cache enabled. It's only something you really want to disable if there's a chance of a power loss before things get written to disk. Again really old hat and not something you should be worrying about really.
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