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  • Sat, May 7 2011 3:42 AM

    Opinions on a box please ...

    Upgrading an old Adrenaline system to 5.5

    Since I will be running this box with the adrenaline, and since its the end of the road for the adrenaline, I'll be running 5.5 on this machine only for a couple years.

    Anyhoo, looking for a new box. Opinions on this HP

    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12454-12454-3329740-64546-64546-5035344-5061026.html

    Are there any issues with AMD?, any upgrades I should consider as well?, any better HPs that would work? (in the same price range?)

    Guess I'll have to swap out the video card, go to a newer NVIDIA of course.

    opinions?
    thanx bunches

  • Sat, May 7 2011 5:41 AM In reply to

    Re: Opinions on a box please ...

    Wrong OS
    Wrong processor
    Wrong video card (as you know)

    Look at the Avid qualified systems.  Avid has never supported a version of Windows that contained "Home" in the name.  All Avid qualified systems are on Intel chipsets.  Avid only supports the Quadro FX family.  If you're considering HP, you want a z200, z400 or z800.  Check the HP Business Outlet, or IT Creations for refurbished/used systems.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
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  • Sat, May 7 2011 7:42 AM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: Opinions on a box please ...

    When You add to the cost of the computer the replacement of the video card You're very close to, or over, the price of a certified HP z200 or z400... and stay away from non Intel X58 chipsets for single processor workstations.

    Symphony 20.06, BM Intensity Pro 4k, Windows 10, i7-5930K, 32 GB ram, Quadro K620 [view my complete system specs]

    peace luca

  • Sat, May 7 2011 12:56 PM In reply to

    • Alec Cullen
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    Re: Opinions on a box please ...

    I've got 5.5.1 running on the Adrenaline box and an HP Z800...it's a bit skittish, and today we had heaps of crashes, caused by, so I'm told, a bit of a problem between Windows 7 and Firewire. Microsoft told us to re-load the...wait for it...LEGACY drivers!

    Tell ya what, with all the daft, pointless changes to the software, and all the crashes today, I'm just about over it...I've been using Media Composer since 1994, and never has it been so user UN friendly.

    It's like you've been driving an automatic car...you buy a new model and they tell you you'll have to use a clutch every now and then...

    I'm in Australia, and every time we've tried to get ourselves heard, we're told " You've got to contact us (Avid USA) via Singapore...and of course nothing ever happens.

    Whoops, sorry for the rant, but I've been here for 14 hours and have achieved next to nothing.

    imac 3.4ghz Intel Core i7 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, May 8 2011 7:12 AM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: Opinions on a box please ...

    There's a bios update required for the z800 to work properly if I recall, there are configuration guidilenes published by Avid for Your box, go to the system requirements page and follow the links.

    Symphony 20.06, BM Intensity Pro 4k, Windows 10, i7-5930K, 32 GB ram, Quadro K620 [view my complete system specs]

    peace luca

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