PC upgrade - a diary

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Cheers Richard, here's hoping; the last one did stirling service.
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As it came from Scan I suspect your new PC will have a long and happy life like the previous one ;)

Well done Drew! :clap:

Do we open a bottle of champagne in its honour now?

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Give me a couple of days to transfer everything across and we can do it at the SOS meet on wednesday. ;)
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Hmmm.
Well, all is not completely well in newPCland.
One plugin refuses to play ball, sadly it's not a gratuitous freebie compressor, it's my piano instrument; SoniVox EightyEight. I have tried a number of approaches now and Reaper just won't find it as an instrument and the authenticator file does nothing. I'm at a loss on that one so waiting on a response from Sonivox support.

The other interesting thing is the C:drive is very noisy, which is a bit weird because it's SSD, I thought that it'd be pretty much silent.
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blinddrew wrote:The other interesting thing is the C:drive is very noisy, which is a bit weird because it's SSD, I thought that it'd be pretty much silent.

That's odd, I'm pretty certain they are silent. It wouldn't be a hybrid drive or whatever they were called?
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Says it's an SSD?

On the positive side, following the age old tradition of trying the same thing 'just one more time', EightyEight is now working. :thumbup:
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What did your configuration say?
You may have an M.2 SSD for your C drive (which is physically small and plugs into a slot on the motherboard) along with a separate hard disk.
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I have had PCs with Crucial & Sandisk SSDs. Totally silent & lighter than a guitar string winder. Just ICs inside, no moving parts.

If you put your finger on the case can you feel a vibration that is not fan related ? is the part number visible ?

My M.2 SSD that plugs into the motherboard is just an exposed PCB with chips on it.
Faster than a main SSD drive and favoured for streaming of mega sample libraries.
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wireman wrote:What did your configuration say?
You may have an M.2 SSD for your C drive (which is physically small and plugs into a slot on the motherboard) along with a separate hard disk.

Yep, this is the set-up.
I'll try and grab a video of it next time.
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I have isolated the noise source. I've added a card reader in the empty front slot (I didn't realise modern machines didn't have them as standard!) but it only attaches on one side. When the fan kicks in it's vibrating, a bit of finger pressure silences it so I shall find a suitable wedge material and sort that out.
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It's always rewarding to cure a studio rattle Drew - well done in anticipation! :thumbup:

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