Hi all could really do with some advice. I am new to the world of Traktor, i took the plunge last month selling my Technics & cdj1000's. (in fact I am new to forums of any sought) Paid for Traktor Kontrol S4 & new laptop with cash, I purchased my laptop using the optimum specifications detailed by Traktror for using S4. A Dell Studio 15” 500gb Hard Drive 7200sp, Pentium i7 1.66Ghz which turbos to 2. something , 4gb Ram, 1gb graphics card (not sharded) When I set up Traktor I was learning for the first time terms such as latency, buffer & audio drop out, so please help me here if I am way of the mark I was getting audio drop at least once a track / mix (it would either just be a crackle / hiss or drop in music lasting a second no longer probably shorter in fact). I have tried my best to research this myself with the manual & web site & followed the instructions below. I have increased the buffer to its maximum just over 500, which I believe means the latency is at its highest? That’s the only way to change the latency? I just don’t know? I have put power setting on the most advance power useage going, I disabled the network device, I turned the processing power management up to 100% in both minimum & maximum, made the USB ports didn’t go idle (I know my tech terms aren’t the best, but I am new to this), tried laptop plugged in & unplugged. I am still getting drop outs at least once a track / mix, I am absolutely gutted wish I’d never gone digital. Just to point out some other things, all my tracks are 320kbps all from beatport so should be spot on I never had any issues when I used them burnt on CDS with my Pioneers, I haven’t being doing much more than two deck mixing till I get the hang of things with the program not really touched the FX system yet or done scratching, this seriously concerns me when I am not even putting the system through its paces. The CPU bar at the top nearly always lowish about a third way across, my processer bar on the desktop doesn’t show that the system is under any over due pressure. When I have done a quick scratch on put on the FX the CPU usage doesn’t appear to change, but I have only really quickly tested this part. The laptop only has Traktor installed & my music library (about 30gb), I don’t use it for anything else its brand new so should be at peak performance? Any help advice would be great, thank you.