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supergav
Which upgrade?
on Dec 29, 2006 at 1:50:46 am

Hi Everybody!

I am currently running:

ATHLON XP 2600+
Abit KD7
1 GB Ram.

Nvidia Geforce FX 5600 studio 256mb

SATA II
Firewire
USB 2
Wi-Fi


I am having some real performance problems trying to edit with Premiere Pro.

If I upgrade to a core duo CPU and MB with 2GB ( a la DIY 4 or 5)
could I still use the Graphics card?

Or should I upgrade the Graphics?

I can't really afford to upgrade everything at the moment. so I want to do it in stages.
For stage 1, I have a budget of $5-600.

So what would you recommend? Thanks!
Confused :


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Evan Newsome
Re: Which upgrade?
on Dec 29, 2006 at 3:03:22 am

What are your performance problems?
what version of PPro?
what is the chipset for that motherboard? Via?
Updated all your hardware drivers?


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supergav
Re: Which upgrade?
on Dec 29, 2006 at 12:35:45 pm

Hi LeeAVP,
The main problem is the time it takes to render even a short clip with just a few basic transitions.
The version of PP I am using is 1.5.
The motherboard chipset is VIA.
Thanks for the input.


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Evan Newsome
Re: Which upgrade?
on Dec 29, 2006 at 2:48:22 pm

so you don't crash or anything like that... VIA chip set was not the best for NLE.

solve slow render times w/ existing MOBO....
1)put the fastest processor that will go into the motherboard. (go to manufacturer for BIOS updates so it will accept a faster CPU that didn't exist when your BIOS was written.)
2) put in a total of 2Gb of Ram.
x) I assume you have a separate video clip drive, so they are not on your OS drive.
x) premiere 1.5 doesn't use your video/graphic display card in such a way you need to upgrade it.
costs? appx $200-250

option 2 for ~ $600:
asus or gigabyte mobo (775 socket, 945 chipset) $90
Pentuim D 830 $160
2gb Memory $240
upgraded power supply $70
and i think your video card is AGP and I don't think these boards accept AGP cards so do your research and all other peripherals should work.

you can use pricewatch or pricegrabber to find low prices for computer parts (just verify, by it's reviews, the buyer is well liked and reputable)


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supergav
Re: Which upgrade?
on Dec 29, 2006 at 3:01:45 pm

Thanks for that!

I'll investigate those options.

Much appreciated. Wink


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