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    ello peeps,

    so its come to the sad day that i think that my trusty hp isnt quite cutting it any more, its starting to struggle with effects and when running my main controller and nanopad. I've seen a new hp (manufacturer refurb) with full 12 month warranty for £300, im on a VERY tight budget as didnt really plan for this. also i want to stick with windows. the spec is below, let me know what you guys think....

    Intel Core i3 (350M) 2.26GHz Processor with 3MB L3 Cache and 2.5GT/s Bus Speed
    3072MB DDR3 Memory
    500GB (5400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    15.6 inch Diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Display (1366 x 768)
    DVD±R/RW SATA SuperMulti LightScribe with Double Layer Support
    10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN
    802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
    Webcam with Integrated Microphone (VGA)
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Intel HD Graphics
    Intel HM55 Chipset

    going to upgrade to 8gb ram before i even install anything so can count that in the spec too

    cheers,

    brian.

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    what was the specs of the hp?

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    the old hp only had 120gb hdd, 1.6ghz celeron m single core and 3gb ram running xp pro, id love a mac but cant afford it right now

    also thinking of replacing the optical drive with a caddy and swap my 3.5" external hdd for a 2.5 in the caddy to save having it external.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian_johnstone View Post
    the old hp only had 120gb hdd, 1.6ghz celeron m single core and 3gb ram running xp pro, id love a mac but cant afford it right now

    also thinking of replacing the optical drive with a caddy and swap my 3.5" external hdd for a 2.5 in the caddy to save having it external.
    ah, okay.
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    honestly, you could leave out the 8 gigs of ram, that computer will run plenty fast with a clean install of win7

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    Yep I agree that spec will run Traktor no problem!!
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