I seriously hate my studio PC...

Discussion in 'Jack's Place' started by Kerouac, Oct 8, 2009.

    Oct 8, 2009
  1. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    It's newer than my current iMac, has more memory and a better processor, but it needs to be restarted often because it starts slowing down, programs hang and crash at random, can't display YouTube videos or use any sound sources that can't be routed through the MOTU soundcard and takes forever to open things, even though it's stringently maintained and defragged.

    *looks at calender towards Christmas*

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  3. micwalt Hell Bound, F*g-Enabling Whore

    I feel your pain.
    My studio laptop is a pile of shit.
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  5. Chihlidog Kick Henry Jackassowski


    Did you end up using combofix the other day?
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  7. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    I use this religiously......
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  9. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Maybe there is a problem between the keyboard and the chair?
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  11. Phil513 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Whats a decent free antivirus out there?
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  13. Chihlidog Kick Henry Jackassowski

    AVG still works well enough for me.
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  15. Phil513 Kick Henry Jackassowski

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  17. baimun Mas Tequila

    PEBKAC error? ;)
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  19. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

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  21. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    I use CCleaner and Defraggler both on this PC at work.

    Combofix wouldn't take care of it (home computer) so I jusdt wiped and went. :mad:
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  23. Prages User Error

    You know, my 'studio PC' has a ton of problems, but none of them relate to my recording. I can't open an internet browser with it. It often has several programs I have to manually close on shutdown, etc....but it still performs like a champ for recording.

    My laptop works great for everything except recording, and I may have finally worked all the bugs out of that too. :weebz:
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  25. SkepticTank Little Hot Wing

    i can never find a program that actually cleans my pc well enough
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  27. 12Pack Dyslexic b00n

    Agreed - spyware - virus - registry cleaners - seems like they run in the background causing more overhead on the CPU then anything else.

    The best cleaner is C:/Format
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  29. alexslashaxel88 Useless without serious drugs

    We use the new microsoft anti virus here at work. All of our IT guys have lost faith in AVG.

    It still seems to work okay for me though. idn_smilie
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  31. SkepticTank Little Hot Wing

    yep :aok:

    I've wiped my pc clean on quite a few occassions. I have an external HD so it's not that big of a deal, but loading all the programs on can be a little but of a pain in the ass.
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  33. huskerdude Not Rocket Appliances

    If it really is your "studio PC" and all you use it for is recording, you shouldn't even have an internet connection on it. Get it stable and basically never mess with it again until it physically craps out and you have to start replacing things. It's amazing how many G4 Macs and older PCs you still see in studios even now, they still work because they never got all infested with viruses and extraneous software and all that mess.
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  35. Dexter Inferno Serious error

    I couldn't possibly agree more.
    My studio pc has never been online and has worked without any problems for 9 years now. :)
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  37. Mark Wein :mad:

    My father in law has a Windows 95 machine in his office that I just made him replace this year for fear of the hard drive failing more than anything else. It had never been on the internet and hadn't had a problem in 13 years. I got him a new Dell for his desk but the old one sits in his parts room at the shop and he uses it as an archive sometimes.

    My 2002 G4 Titanium Powerbook runs great (if a little slow) too and its got OX10.5.8 on it. All I use it for is the internet, though.
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  39. Mark Wein :mad:

    One more thing....what do you think of the nicer Mac Mini for a recording machine in a small project studio?

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