Speed up computer when editing

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  1. SubThermal

    SubThermal Colder than Cold

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    I must have asked this question before..but I've never gotten a straight answer.

    I edit movies a lot- windows movie maker2

    I dont have an external firewire drive for clips

    Right now I'm running a 2.8 Pentium 4, 512 RAM (single stick)
    and I have an ASUS P4P800-E motherboard

    I want to know what I should upgrade so as to have my computer not be as slow (and sometimes freeze) when I'm using memory raping programs :hs:

    thanks all
     
  2. EvilSS

    EvilSS New Member

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    Well, if you are using memory-raping programs, then I'd say you want to upgrade your memory. Go to 1gb or more.

    Video editing usually rapes the processor if you are re-encoding. If that's the case, the only real fix is to throw a bigger processor (or 2) at it. Depends on what you want to spend.

    At the very least, get more RAM.
     
  3. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    It's good to have your editing program and your media/data on two seperate drives, so maybe you might want to look into a firewire drive or something and also more memory.
     
  4. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Definately more ram. 512 is barely enough, 1 or 1.5 gig is sufficient.
     
  5. SubThermal

    SubThermal Colder than Cold

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    thanks, how much does a firewire drive go for?...I guess I dont understand the difference between it and a normal external drive
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You could also go with a dual processor - encode on one, everything else on the other.
     
  7. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    There are 2 types of external basically, one uses USB and the other is Firewire. If you have USB 2.0 ports, this is the better option of the two but if you don't, it's a toss up between the two.
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    firewire > usb 2.0. If you benchmark both, firewire will have a greater sustained transfer rate, even though usb 2.0 has a higher theoretical limit.
     
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    I agree, 1GB or more of RAM should do you well. Just make sure its not SLOWER RAM, if you can see if you can upgrade to an even faster RAM speed. Don't go buying 4GB though...thats is almost always overkill.

    Also getting a 3.2GHz P4 or better will help out. i would want a minimum of 3GHz P4 with video editing/multimedia apps and what not.
     
  10. SugarCoatedSour

    SugarCoatedSour OT Supporter

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    Can anyone recommend a good motherboard and processor combination for heavy video editing? My cousin is looking to get a new setup. Much appreciated!
     
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    intel d925xcvlk mobo intel 550 processor.
     

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