Making Music Computer Run Faster
Posted on 2012-03-12
I have a server computer.... IBM running on Windows Server 2003. It's has 8 gigs of memory, but for some reason, the computer it getting overloaded too quickly. I'm running several music applications that can be somewhat CPU/RAM consumptive, but I feel it's crashing too soon.
One issue may be the CPU. The motherboard is a TYAN S2915. The CPU is a 2x Quadcore AMD Opteron 8350 running at 2000 mhz.
Anyway, I've resigned myself to the idea that there might be something in the CPU, in which case I'll transition to another computer. But for now, I'm wondering if there's anything i can do to "unclog the works".
Perhaps more important, I'd like to know if there is some sort of tool I can use to determine when/if there are spikes in the usage of RAM/CPU/CASCHE or whatever. Is the tast manager sufficient? I guess what I'm wondering is if there is something that can "warn" me that the computer is about to be overloaded (and is thereby about to crash).
I have Everest and am going to run a couple of stress tests...