Upgrade? Intel Core 2 Duo -> Intel Core 2 Quad

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Upgrade? Intel Core 2 Duo -> Intel Core 2 Quad

Post by northofprincess » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:16 am

Hi All,

I've been seduced by Nebula..... I'm wondering if I would notice a considerable difference in Nebula's preformance by upgrading my CPU. My specs are below. I'm running Nuendo 4.2(x86) on a xp64 system. I'm looking at upgading to a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz (or similar). I would add RAM too if I were to upgrade. Any thoughts? Should I look at Nvidia CUDA? Jbridge? Its a $400 upgrade, so I would like to now if it is justifiable. FYI - I'm currently working on a 60 track mix with 20-30 Nebula reverb instances along with other plugs. This is pretty well maxing my current setup. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! ~Zane


MAINBOARD: MSI P45 Neo‐F ‐ 3 PCI slots, 2 PCI‐e 1x slots
CPU: Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16G
CASE: Antec LifeStyle Solo Case
POWER SUPPLY: Thermaltake Tough Power 600W ‐ 140mm "Silent" fan
RAM: 4 GIGS DDRII 1066 Memory ( 2 x 2G for Dual Channel operation)
HARD DRIVE 1: WD 500G SATA II Hard Drive
HARD DRIVE 2: WD 1000G SATA II Hard Drive 32m Cache
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VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD4350 1G PCI‐e ‐
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Re: Upgrade? Intel Core 2 Duo -> Intel Core 2 Quad

Post by Mimi » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:45 am

Well, my friend... if the price of CPU not is greater or equal the core i7 870, well not compensates.
if it is smaller than the i7, yes compensates... Or you can ride a i7 and acquire the nebula server... and use it on network.
a Core2Quad is very powerful, you will surely double your firepower.
a big hug my friend.

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