Thank you for the response! I found tests similar to what you described, but nothing that can help me narrow down the weakest link component. Though the CPU meter spikes, I can't help but think its a combination of my slow HD, only 3GB RAM and a mere dual core CPU. The only component I can't upgrade is my CPU. So if that is what causes Ableton to run so slow, I pretty much need a new machine. That, or find a new and more efficient way to run Live. I do have a powerful desktop, but I'm reluctant to take it to gigs. At this point, I guess its on my to figure out what I'm doing. But thanks again.
    chrissobo13 11 months ago