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What kind of PC / Notebook do YOU use?

namron 1:45 AM - 13 July, 2004
Could everyone pls post their pc/notebook notifications/models.. also the usb buffer size and whether they presented in a club and if as long?
That would be great for peoples those want to buy a new notebook/pc..

Mine is a ibook G4 800 640 mbram
OSX 10.3.4
usb buffer 8
after 3-4 hours the system is no longer stable cause the ibook becomes to hot.
tehfoiler 2:52 AM - 13 July, 2004
That might be an issue you might want to report to Apple.
echey 5:55 AM - 13 July, 2004
I got AVERATEC 3200 Series, Athlon xp-m 2000+
1.5 Ghz, 512 MbRam, 40g HDD, 12" LCD
Usb buffer 5, works nice.
echey 6:00 AM - 13 July, 2004
I got AVERATEC 3200 Series, Athlon xp-m 2000+
1.5 Ghz, 512 MbRam, 40g HDD, 12" LCD
Windows Xp home, Usb buffer 5, works nice.
BadCompany 3:17 PM - 13 July, 2004
HP ze4365US
AMD 2200+/ 512/ 4g/ 15'' LCD
XP home, USB buffer 0-5 works great!
BadCompany 3:17 PM - 13 July, 2004
oops that was 40g :P
DJ C-Zer 5:55 PM - 16 July, 2004
I got AVERATEC 3200 Series, Athlon xp-m 2000+
1.5 Ghz, 256 MbRam, 40g HDD, 12" LCD
Windows Xp home, Usb buffer 5, works great on both CD Decks and Vinyl.

I have played it for 3 hours straight in a club last Tuesday and no issues. This Saturday I will stress it to 5 hours. Hopefully all goes great. I got my confidence on Serato. Where as with FS I was peeing my panties.
BadCompany 7:59 PM - 16 July, 2004
upgraded to a Toshiba A24 P4 - 2.7ghz /40gb/512mb - usb buffer 0 all day... runs perfect
DJ Dynamight 1:01 AM - 20 July, 2004
No issues so far with:

IBM T30 2GHz, 512MB, 20GB (Yes, I need a bigger HD!!), Win XP Pro
dgroovy 2:54 PM - 21 July, 2004
Dell Latitude D400. XP Pro. PM 1.7 GHz. 40GB 256MB RAM. All lovely.
DJ 3pm 6:50 PM - 26 July, 2004
12" PowerBook 867 MHz 640MB Ram
15" PowerBook 1.25 GHz 512MB Ram

OS 10.3.4 on both using a 160GB Maxtor 8MB cache external drive with an Oxford 922 chipset.

I haven't used it for a club gig yet since I don't have my BPM's set. Still using MegaSeg for live performances. I need to find an app that will port my MegaSeg BPM --> SSL BPM.
Detroitbootybass 3:19 PM - 27 July, 2004
Toshiba Satellite A45-S151
Pentium 4 processor (2.8 Ghz)
752 MB of RAM
60 Gig hardrive
namron 5:40 PM - 27 July, 2004
my second post :-)

Toshiba satellite pro A40 mobile p4-2.8ghz 512mb ram 40 gb

usb buffer 0 / autofill overview on --> cpu usage while autofilling max 40%, and after the autofilling only 7-15 %

now i must test if the notebook is stable along a few hours..

pce
lo-fi 9:26 AM - 28 July, 2004
Quote:

after 3-4 hours the system is no longer stable cause the ibook becomes to hot.


That sucks, especially in a hot club. I've seen 'cooler plates' in PC stores - supposedly you put your laptop on one of those and it stays cool. I don't know if you have to plug 'em in or not, but it might be worth looking into.
DJ White Lightning 10:37 PM - 28 July, 2004
www.macmice.com

great cooling system needs no plug just a USB and it has a port in the back so you wont lose a USB plug...