Thanks for that info - do people using PCs for music ever overclock their processors?
Before SandyBridge (Intel's latest chipset technology) then no, probably not, or maybe just a little as it was generally regarded to make the system unstable, or at least it introduced that as a possibility. It also usually resulted in lots of extra cooling, which equals noise and also it was something you'd have to do yourself and was usually outside of warranty conditions. So generally, for reliable music making, not a good idea. Since SandyBridge unlocking a CPU to reach much higher speeds has been pretty easy and is actually part of the design of the technology so you're no longer breaking warranties or being hard-core to let your 3.6GHz CPU run at 4.3 or 4.4 etc. Also cooling is much better these days. If you really "don't want to take any chances" then there are a handful of good audio pc specialists out there who'll guarantee it'll work for music making - might be worth a try.
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