Have been using a three year old HP Win 7 box with less than stellar results. Thought it would be good for PowerSDR when I bought it. It has an I7, gobs of RAM, a SSD for C drive, large mechanical drive for D, NVIDIA mid range graphics card.
Worked kinda OK with PowerSDR. Some pops in the audio, and some issues with PSDR hanging. Latency monitor showed some pretty good DPCs from graphics and the network card as well as long delays for hard page faults. Since getting the 6700 in June, works OK with SmartSDR most of the time, but do think some of the disconnects I get are due to my computer.
My 6700 is in shop for PEN at moment, so been using old 3000 and PSDR. Finding my computer even worse now. Lots of pops and PSDR hangs. Close to unusable. Have updated all the drivers, played with network card settings to no avail.
So, I do not want to spend as much for a new computer as I did for the 6700 but guess the time has come to think about a new box. Partial to Dell as that is what we have a work and can get pretty good deals.
Sorry for long post, but would appreciate hearing from SSDR users that have really solid performing Dell (or other) win7 computers. Type of drive,graphics card, etc.
I offer services to help tweak and tune your current PC and if that doesn't work out you can also buy a fully configured and installed FlexReady PC from my company. I have extensive experience in selecting the best components to run a program such as Powersdr and SmartSDR.
If you purchase my tweak and tune service (to get your current PC fully operational) and it doesn't solve your problems, I give full credit of the tweak and tune service towards one of my FlexReady PCs.
73, w5xz, dan
You don't need a new computer or anything special at all. All you need is free so watch out is somebody is looking for $s.
Something like this http://etoolsonline.com/computer-house-cleaning/ (though ignore anything to do with registry cleaning, plus may not be a need to defrag a SSD - I don't know for sure) and this http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-c... - use the 'clean up system files' button if you have it.
Make sure you have the latest drivers for everything and only get them from the manufacturer's site.
Your PC is better specced than mine and I have no problems, in fact, I am running my 6300 off my lesser specced laptop at the moment without issue.
Are you sure it is not network related? Your machine is 10x better than mine (Core2 Duo) but it sounds like mine, interfaced to a 6500, is doing better than yours.
If it's not a network issue, you must be bogging down with other processes. Like those before me said - a fresh install of Win7 should take care of that.
Walt - kz1f
Definitely have something at issue with machine. Have run all the nasty gremlin finders I know of including tdsskiller, combofox, cccleaner and all the standard things like antimalwarebytes, ad aware, and MSE. Have just recently again assured all drivers are current.
It does appear something serious is going on in the NIC - 10000 usecs reported DPCs on Latency MOnitor. ALso getting hard page faults up to 200000 usecs.
Going to try updated the BIOS and run down some ideas found on web re NDIS.SYS that might help with the NIC. Failing that, afraid the advice of many for clean install is where this may end up. Ugh!
Thanks again. Great support on this community. Will save community bandwidth until I have something to report.
The only reason I am investing in this type of discussion is I know of several potential buyers of the 6000 series that went elsewhere (more than those who expressed that publicly on here) because reading the mail on here led them to believe the software required too large of a computer investment and was too buggy at this point. People are already whining about the v1x to v2x upgrade cost. That revenue will not sustain FRS long. They need net new buyers. Allowing people to believe they'll need Dell PowrEdge dual Xeon sockets with 20GB of memory is long term counter productive, if we want our investment realized.
And with that I end my involvement with this thread.
Walt Corey - kz1f
Plus, a page file is always used no matter how much memory is installed. The best thing one can do for a pagefile is to give it a fixed size (same min-max) so it does not get fragmanted.
Regarding the PCIe 750 NVMe Drives AA5S mentioned: In my professional life, I'm very involved NVMe technology. I would not put one of these drives in my personal system today. There is great promise in NVMe , and I'm a strong supporter of it. However, these products and the software device drivers to support them need some time to "settle down" and mature before they can be used in applications where people need them to just work as part of their everyday systems.
These drives are very cool for people who want to be on the "cutting edge" -- They are not yet good for people who just want to get stuff done using their PC.