upgrading older machines?
Hey there. I've got two desktop computers that were both built as moderately high end machines of their time.
One is 6 years old, and is operating moderately cleanly, but I get errors with Cubase and sometimes the thing freezes (on a new installation of XP Pro)
that one is a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 with 1 gig of ram
The other one is a newer machine, maybe 3 years old tops. It has been rebooting on it's own (maybe overheating?) It seems to reboot when its doing something, the last time it was burning a CD, generally it is running cubase.
The new one is also giving me vague error messages and a lot of trouble in Cubase.
this one is an Athlon 64 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21 GHz with 1 gig of ram.
Might these problems be due to incompatible parts or do things just age and start misbehaving? Is it time to build a way better machine or does it make sense to upgrade these ones?
I want to be able to produce music on at least one of them. Ideally both.