I've got an odd question maybe
My system (Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz 2 Gb RAM, windows XP pro, M-audio 2496 audiophile, BFD2 and loads of other plugins in Sonar 7) is doing fine, all 'tweaked' for audio (you know, it's stand alone, uninstalled everything I don't need, turned lots of stuff off and on in BIOS, removed services etc.) and so on. It's doing it's job fairly ok, although I feel it's got to work hard to deliver.
Now, I've got a chance to swap it with a brandnew Dell XPS 630 : Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9400 (2.66GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB) and 4 gigs of RAM... Graphics card: DUAL 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT card. This slick baby's running on Vista Ultimate (I don't know if that's good yet).
Would you recommend such a swap?: it would mean a lot of work, I'm aware, reinstalling everything (Now, were did I put those f**** cd's and dvd's again??), transferring gigs of project data etc.
PLUS I'd have to reinstall the old machine to make it do office jobs again (reinstall network, antivirus, office software and the likes,...)
If I should go for it, could I then just take out the SATA data disk, that has all the BFD data and plug it in the new one? It would be a fast way to swap the data at least,
I'd be glad to hear some advice