Question about Notebook Specs and VDL2

Hello, I am thinking about purchasing a Dell Inspiron Notebook with an Intel Core Duo 2.4 ghz processor, 3 gigs of ram, 120 gig hard drive, and a Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio for notebooks sound card.  Will this be sufficient to run VDL2 and Sibelius 4 with few to no drop-outs in sound?  If not, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
X-Fi I'm 99% sure does ASIO out of the box.  If not, there's certainly a way to do it.

That said, Dell is sneaky in this regard.  Make sure you're getting the sound card, and not the cheap on-board with ";X-Fi software"; with which to run it... 
If you check the specs of your soundcard, it should tell you whether or not it's ASIO compatible. Or if you already have VDL2 installed, just go to the ";soundcard"; setup window in VDL, and if you have ";ASIO"; listed as an option in the ";interface"; menu, that's a good sign. Many times, Windows PC's only ship with MME or DirectSound drivers, which don't perform nearly as well as ASIO.

Here's a FAQ that may be helpful:
Thanks, Hugh.�� This is probably a dumb question, but how do I determine if this sound card that I am looking at is ASIO compatable?�� Thanks!
One more thing

If it wasn't for some Windows-only software I have to run on my laptop, I would probably have a Mac. Something else to consider.


Welcome to the forum.

Look at my signature below and compare what I am running to what you are considering buying. I would say that what you are looking at would be a good enough system to use. Make sure to use ASIO with whatever sound card you choose.

Oh, and you might want to go ahead and upgrade to [b]VDL 2.5[/b] and [b]Sibelius 5.1[/b] while you're at it.

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