I wondered if you could give me some advice at all? I’m really not technical when it comes to computers…
I’m running Cubase 6.5 (soon to be 8.0) on my 4 year old computer… a HPE-475uk, Intel i5-650 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz) Dual Core, Windows 7 64bit with 8GB or Ram (2x2x2x2). It’s not the fastest, I know, but as a home musician who only uses Komplete 9U and my Yamaha MOX 6, it’s running quite well…or at least it was …
Recently, the hard drive is starting to get noisy and slow and has been having errors. Rebooting/resetting the computer and reinstalling Windows 7 hasn’t helped so I think it’s time to put a new one in. While I’m at it, I’d like to replace my RAM to the full 16GB too.
Here is a link to the full spec/motherboard etc if it helps or I’m not making any sense!! http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02622053&DocLang=en&docLocale=en_US&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0002
I’ve been out of the loop for so long that I am unsure what is now compatible with my PC and wondered if someone could point me in the right direction of the correct products!
I would like to replace my current SATA 2 1TB HDD 7200rpm with a similar size (or bigger and faster if compatible?) but with a large cache. (should help with the N.I and other sampled instruments).
I would like to take out my current 8GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 (240-pin) RAM and replace it with 16GB max that my motherboard allows (4x4x4x4) but am unsure which memory is right for my computer.
Can anyone recommend which way to jump from a musicians point of view? I’m not ready to purchase a new computer yet!
Thanks so much for your help!