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I have a Dell XPS420 with a core 2 quad 6600 cpu. If I upgrade the graphics board and max out the memory will this machine be

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November 8, 2013 7:55:48 PM

I am wanting to upgrade my machine to use Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud and want to know if this is reasonable or if I need to budget for a new machine?
November 8, 2013 8:26:37 PM

Simple answer NO. Your machine has DDR2 Memory not DDR3 much faster Memory. Also you can only install 4gb of RAM on this machine. It's time to build or buy New. For adobe I'd say look for an i5 or i7 processor, DDR3 Memory and a descent graphics card. Best of luck...
November 8, 2013 8:28:04 PM

Simple answer NO. Your machine has DDR2 Memory not DDR3 much faster Memory. Also you can only install 4gb of RAM on this machine. It's time to build or buy New. For adobe I'd say look for an i5 or i7 processor, DDR3 Memory and a descent graphics card. Best of luck...
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November 8, 2013 8:59:21 PM

Would it be enough machine to run Premiere Elements 12?
November 8, 2013 9:23:26 PM

Californiapatrick said:
Would it be enough machine to run Premiere Elements 12?


Sorry, but NO...

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November 8, 2013 10:49:21 PM
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The system requirements for running Premiere Elements 12 can be found here: http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/premiere-elements/tech...
These are the minimum requirements to run the program and not the requirements for optimum performance.
February 27, 2014 2:44:35 PM

Hmmm, I wish I had of seen this post before and I would've chimed in with my experience. I have a Dell XPS 420 with a Core 2 Quad 6600 CPU. I also have 8GB of RAM installed, a 160GB SSD system drive, 2 1TB backup drives, and an NVIDIA Quadpro 1GB video card that I run the following on...Windows 8.1 64bit, Adobe Production Suite CS5.5, Poser Pro 2014, Carrara 8.5, Daz Studio 4.6, and HitFilm Ultimate...along with Office 2013.

Now, you can do what the previous posters suggested and buy a new machine. Their advice is not wrong in that sense because core 2 Quad core processors are equivalent to like i5's, only i5's are newer, faster, and have Turbo Boost. However, my 420 still rocks with it comes to HD video, 3D rendering, and other labor intensive jobs. It is more than capable (with the right upgrading) to handle Premier Elements 12 or the Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud. However, one thing to note that I'm surprised the other two posters did not mention...in order to get the 420 to take 8GB of RAM instead of the 4GB that Dell quoted? Just upgrade the BIOS and the rig will take 8GBs of RAM. But if you want to go beyond 8GBs, then follow the previous posters advice.
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