in Reaper I run stable at 512 samples using Asio4all low-latency drivers with my onboard oem soundcard. With a nice audio interface like Motu Ultralite or RME Fireface400/800, can I expect much better performance given my computer's specs? Acer laptop Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz, 3GB Ram, Windows XP 32-bit I'm concerned that given my laptop's modest specs, I won't be able to get any better performance with RME/Motu asio drivers than with my current ones, forcing me to upgrade my laptop. I don't enjoy recording using a computer enough to warrant buying a new computer for it. I'd rather put the money into an analog or HD24 setup, do it old school style with analog mixing and outboard processing, only use the laptop for 2-track stereo recording from the board at mixdown. And yes, I realize the limitations of this.