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    Well, howa 'bout dat. I just opened up the desktop to see what it might need. Turns out it has a spare memory slot, so sticking another 4 GB of RAM in there would be a piece of cake. More importantly, it already has a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. I didn't remember putting that in there, but now that I see it, I realize the old HD started getting flakey about a year ago, and I replaced with this one. Get another monitor hooked up, and it's good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    Well, howa 'bout dat. I just opened up the desktop to see what it might need. Turns out it has a spare memory slot, so sticking another 4 GB of RAM in there would be a piece of cake. More importantly, it already has a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. I didn't remember putting that in there, but now that I see it, I realize the old HD started getting flakey about a year ago, and I replaced with this one. Get another monitor hooked up, and it's good to go.
    That 1TB drive probably does not have a lot on it if only a year old so you could get an SSD* and install OS and Reaper on it then create a second partition on the bulk of the 1TB drive and use that for music files. I don't know about Reaper but you can 'tell' Adobe Audition to use the biggest drive it detects for storage.

    Why a partition? Well, if everything goes T's U with the SSD section you have a ready fix. USB 3.0 ? Yes! If it does not have it, get it.

    N.B. Old valve jockey talking here. If Mr Steen' say I tlk the bllx? HE da man!

    *I fitted an SSD in a W7 machine a couple of years ago. Yes, boots faster than this HP i3 laptop and another desktop but otherwise I would not know. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    Well, howa 'bout dat. I just opened up the desktop to see what it might need. Turns out it has a spare memory slot, so sticking another 4 GB of RAM in there would be a piece of cake. More importantly, it already has a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. I didn't remember putting that in there, but now that I see it, I realize the old HD started getting flakey about a year ago, and I replaced with this one. Get another monitor hooked up, and it's good to go.
    Make sure to match all the specs of the old RAM sticks with the new one. If your bus has to swap between different RAM speeds, you'll probably experience significant performance degradation.

    I also endorse the SSD for OS and HDD for data configuration. SSDs are much faster but they also die faster, especially if you're writing to them frequently. I managed to kill one in a year by using it for my browser cache and clearing everything every day. HDDs tend to last pretty long, so when your OS drive fails, you can swap it out and still have your data in tact.

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    Check you sys monitor for ram usage under load.
    If it's under 4gb by a reasonable margin, adding more will do nothing.
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