Old 01-14-2022, 10:49 AM   #1
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I installed the Sine orchestra player on my "music" PC but it would not launch and I was told by the makers that "the CPU is from 2007. I am afraid SINE requires processors that are from 2012 onwards."

My "work" computer is a couple of years old and has 8 GB ram so I thought I better start using this one for music, when I stumbled upon a completely refurbished computer, with 16 GB of Ram for Euro 300. The computer dates back to 2014. It's a refurbished HP Prodesk 600 G3:
Refurbished HP Prodesk 600 G3:
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Intel Core i5-6500
16GB geheugen DDR4
256GB SSD
Windows 10
USB 3.2, 2x DisplayPort

One-year guarantee.

It does not say whether this is a 64-bit system or not.

Would this be a good PC for recording with Reaper?
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:33 AM   #2
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I'm guessing they wouldn't "bless" a 16 gig machine with 32 bit Windows. I used to run a very similar system (just with a slightly faster 6600k CPU) and it was performing very nicely, would use it a lot longer if hardware failure wouldn't kill it.

(Never tried Sineplayer tho)
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:58 PM   #3
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I installed the Sine orchestra player on my "music" PC but it would not launch and I was told by the makers that "the CPU is from 2007. I am afraid SINE requires processors that are from 2012 onwards."

My "work" computer is a couple of years old and has 8 GB ram so I thought I better start using this one for music, when I stumbled upon a completely refurbished computer, with 16 GB of Ram for Euro 300. The computer dates back to 2014. It's a refurbished HP Prodesk 600 G3:
Refurbished HP Prodesk 600 G3:
Specifications:

Intel Core i5-6500
16GB geheugen DDR4
256GB SSD
Windows 10
USB 3.2, 2x DisplayPort

One-year guarantee.

It does not say whether this is a 64-bit system or not.

Would this be a good PC for recording with Reaper?
Thats technically got better specs than the pc I use everyday, and Im still happy I'm overclocked with specific chosen parts, and dont really use that many effects or tracks tho so... YMMV, as always.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for these tips. Sorry, what do you mean by "was performing very nicely, would use it a lot longer if hardware failure wouldn't kill it." ?
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:47 PM   #5
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Catastrophic heatsink failure, it broke off and CPU went kaputt (looks like thermal failsafes arent prepared for that). It was an aftermarker tower heatsink with a dodgy fastening system though, so not Intel's fault
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