First Computer: is it capable of running these programs, can I add a decent soundcard
I have recently purchased my first computer of my own second hand, although I have used computers before I don't actually live in a cave.
here are the not so spectacular specs:
compaq presario 6000, pentium4 2.0 ghz, 512mb ram, 80 gig harddrive...that's all I know, am I leaving out something that you need to know?
I know it's not a great computer but I wanted to know if it has the capability to run a couple programs, and if I could add a decent soundcard.
I was wondering If could add a decent soundcard with 4-8 inputs for basic multi-track recordings (nothing too serious) into logic or protools, and if I could also run the sound-editing program soundforge.
I opened it up briefly and I saw an open PCI Slot (white) and what looked like a space for an additional hardrive, and I can add another 512mb or ram.
The main things I don't know, are:
1. If I can add a decent soundcard, because I don't know about pci slots, i.e. the difference between pci and pci-e, and what the speed of the pci slot has to be for a soundcard?
2. If my computer is even fast enough, and has enough ram and hd capacity to do basic multi-track recording/editing...
Although I'm pretty sure I could run soundforge but maybe not at the same time, if running logic is even possible.
thanks, and please inform me of any stupid questions that I should be researching myself somewhere else, as I don't mean to ask trivial questions and take up the time of the forum pros.