How does Memory(ram) and Processor affect performance?

Hello people;
Newbbie here. I have to run a music software which requires special specs. I dont know what it means but it needs huge amount of memory and special processor. I run the software with a mac with these spcs I write down at this page and I have problems. Here is the list of problems:

1 - The software takes long to load.
2 - When I open more than 2 files at the same time, everything goes slow (even the mouse) and the computer stops responding as fast as it should.
3 - The connection between the audio card and the software gets disconnected and there is hicups.

I contacted apple and they said you need better processosr and more ram.

How can I know what is the best amount of ram (4gig or 8 gig) and the best processor for me?

Thanks

Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB Memory 4GB Memory
160GB hard drive1 250GB hard drive1
SD card slot SD card slot
Built-in 7-hour battery2 Built-in 7-hour battery2
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
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  1. What software is this?
  2. Herr_Koos said:
    What software is this?

    propllerheads record
    pro tools
  3. I would have thought your system would be capable of handling software like this( basicaslly a DAW). It's no slouch by any means. Can you post the recommended specs for that software?
  4. moody89 said:
    I would have thought your system would be capable of handling software like this( basicaslly a DAW). It's no slouch by any means. Can you post the recommended specs for that software?

    Well as I use mac:


    Mac OS X System Requirements

    * Intel Mac (multiple cores highly recommended)
    * 1 GB RAM or more
    * DVD drive
    * 2 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    * Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
    * Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
    * CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
    * Free USB port for Ignition Key
    * Internet connection for registration



    I was monitoring processes in tak manager, and it looked like the amount available memory droped down up to 50mb while I was running this software.
  5. Well your system is better than the recommended specs for that software. You have a dual core CPU and 2GB RAM which is double the recommended. I don't have a clue when it comes to Macs but your system is within the specs for sure.
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