My computer upgrade - why and how

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  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    Hi,

    In this video, I discuss my recent computer upgrade and how it went. I do not do any games, so every decision was aimed at audio recording and multimedia work. Hope it can inspire some !!

    let me know what you think !

     
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  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    Looks great, Marco! An impressive performance increase.

    For the sake of others watching your video, I would point out that, when installing the CPU chip, the memory modules and any plug-in cards, it's recommended that you wear an earthing wristband connected to a ground point on the computer motherboard. This reduces the chance of static discharges causing damage.

    As you imply, the CPU and fan installation is best done by placing the motherboard on a conductive mat external to the computer chassis. After those components are installed, the motherboard can be fitted in the chassis.
     
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  3. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Distinguished Member

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    Good stuff marco a 75% increase in performance and significantly lower buffer is awesome. Ive got 3 questions.

    Whats cpu usage look like on those former 100% usage projects, when you dip the buffer down to minimum? Im curious about whether you could comfortably overdub on those projects in real-time without freezing on the new machine.

    Roughly how many tracks and effects are those 100% sessions?

    What are you using for a psu?
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    A great point !! Thanks..

    Humm, too late to test but with lower buffer, I just got cracking and failing audio which made the project playback impossible.

    Including submixes and aux : 57 tracks, with about 50 plugins including 1 ampsim and 3 hardware emulations (EQ and comp)

    I have a Furman M-8X2 for the preamps and an APC BackUPS Pro 1000s for computer, monitors and interface.
     
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  5. Smashh

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    Great Marco !
    All the best Ash
     
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