I have been using an HP 8000 Elite for 4 years and has been a good one, but it recently started doing weird things. Malwarebytes said it looked like time for a new one. a lot of red flags in the Event Viewer, and none of my installed programs, such as Malwarebytes and HitManPro would not connect to internet, but I could go to Chrome with no problems. There were some unexplainable registry problems as well. That's way over my head.
I found an HP Pavilion 510 P010Z at an affordable price (refurbished) at Walmart.com. I have several TVs, PCs, and other electronics I have bought refurbished from Them with no problems. When I unpacked it just now, it is very small in size, but has 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD, 2.2Gz, AMD A8-7410 Quad Core. It is 64 bit with Win10 Home, but I have a Win 10 Pro install disk and will install it.
The main thing it is used for is in my small recording studio using PreSonus Studio One 2. So with that in mind I need the larger RAM in order to cut down on latency problems when recording. I think the thing that made me think, "Whoa dude, this thing is so small is it gonna cut it for what I need.?" I know size means nothing, so it is a mental thing.
There is only one HDD SATA slot, where the 8000 has 2, the second of which is dedicated for the PreSonus mixdowns and masters. I have a 1TB Seagate external that I can use to replace that 2nd internal drive.
The only real problem is that it only has 6 USB ports and I need 8. Can you recommend a good, reliable hub for the other 2 ports, 2.0 or 3.0.
Does anyone foresee any problems I may have with this Pavilion? Like I say, it is probably just a mental thing (bigger is better fallacy), but for some unknown reason I am second guessing myself. (Hope this isn't too long; i tend to get a little wordy sometimes). Thanks for any suggestions. This is my first time on your site and forum.
Edited by PianoMan55, 13 March 2018 - 07:10 PM.