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Old 04-01-2018, 12:29 PM
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Default HDX Upgrade - motherboard + UAD questions

Hi gang,

I'm upgrading my old TDM HD1 rig to an HDX 64 bit.

I have:
Gigabyte X79-UD3 8 Gb DDR3
UAD PCIe
Xeon E5 8 core 1620 3.60
Avid approved nVidia GPU
Windows 7 64
Avid Mic Pre, RME, Focusrite Mic Pres
HD I/O x 2
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Will this existing MB handle the HDX? I'm looking at a Gigabyte X99 UD4
and DDR4 ram if it won't. I will keep the Xeon and GPU. Suggestions?

Will I be forced to change to Win 10? My existing license will get me to PT 11 HD.

Oh, and I will absolutely add more RAM if the X79 card will be kept.

Thanks!!
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:41 PM
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Not enough RAM.
Min 16Gb but really needs to be 24GB or higher. I/O page gets wonky with less RAM (I don't know why but it was true with 11)
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:42 PM
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With PT 11 HD your looking at WIN7 (Best Bet)

http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/e...tibility-Chart

Your card should have no problem running in the X79 board....it should be gravy.

I would personally upgrade my CPU....but that's just me.

I ran that board (UD5 actually) with a 8 Core E5-2687W chip for quite awhile...and it's a nice chip but I see much more power in the 6th gen i7's.

I upgraded my Hard Drive also to a M.2 drive and it's a world of difference.
i think most people would be happy with the power of a i7-6850....

just my $0.02.
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:13 PM
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I use that board with HDX (X79-UD3.) But as said, you will need more RAM.
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I upgraded my Hard Drive also to a M.2 drive and it's a world of difference.
Yep, SSD over HDD for noticeable gains for sure!
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Yep, SSD over HDD for noticeable gains for sure!
Yes and M.2 drives are even faster than normal SSD's. A win/win/win
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