I don't use Premiere Pro myself, but I can give you the After Effects perspective.
[James Malamatinas]"I have:
- Core i7 920 CPU
- 6 GB DDR3 RAM (Triple Channel)
- 2 x 1 TB HDD 7200 RPM"
6 GB is not enough RAM to take full advantage of After Effect's multiprocessing. You you want between 2 and 4 GB of RAM per core; with your quad-core and triple channel RAM, you should aim for 12 GB.
Three hard drives would suit you well; one for your OS and apps, one for your footage, and one for your renders.
[James Malamatinas]"I will be doing a new install with windows 7 64-bit. "
Outstanding. You need the 64-bit edition to get access to all that RAM.
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