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how much video card ram does he need??????????

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October 24, 2004 2:11:22 AM

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my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
....a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
7200)

if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?

is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
overclocking?

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Anonymous
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October 24, 2004 11:21:09 AM

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Actually pretty much any of the older cards with 32 Mb will do the job, as
long as it supports overlay then thats about it.

Even though I personally prefer Intel the AMD 64 bits CPU's are probably a
better choice these days. A Gig of RAM, for video work less will be fine but
with the FSB at 800Mhz these days you may as well go for as much as you can
get, also better for Photoshop work of course.

A couple of large HD's like the Barracuda's with another for system install
and away you go.

Oh yes and make sure you buy a premium motherboard and don't use raid unless
you really have to.

"b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
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> my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
> done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
> ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
> 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
> 7200)
>
> if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
> multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
>
> is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
> overclocking?
Anonymous
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October 24, 2004 8:59:44 PM

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"b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
news:95513a07.0410232111.3c9ae23d@posting.google.com...
> my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
> done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
> ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
> 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
> 7200)
>
> if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
> multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
>
> is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
> overclocking?

He doesn't need an n-vidia 6800.
The 6800 is actually a bad choice, because it is a power hog, and a 3D card.
You haven't specified which editing program he has chosen, but most use none
of the 3D features.
This means that he is burning 300 watts, and making a lot of fan noise, for
nothing.

As the other poster says, all he needs is something like a Matrox G550, with
32 mb of ram, or an Nvidia 5200.

The system is short on HD size.
He should buy an inexpensive video card, and spend the money on a larger
hard drive.
Premier prefers 1.5 gb of ram.
The system will be quieter, cooler, and more useful.
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Anonymous
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October 25, 2004 3:13:23 AM

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Well said about the video card not being the limiting factor.
Rendering is CPU. CPU, CPU intensive.

On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:59:44 -0400, "Robert Morein"
<nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote:

>
>"b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
>news:95513a07.0410232111.3c9ae23d@posting.google.com...
>> my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
>> done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
>> ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
>> 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
>> 7200)
>>
>> if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
>> multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
>>
>> is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
>> overclocking?
>
>He doesn't need an n-vidia 6800.
>The 6800 is actually a bad choice, because it is a power hog, and a 3D card.
>You haven't specified which editing program he has chosen, but most use none
>of the 3D features.
>This means that he is burning 300 watts, and making a lot of fan noise, for
>nothing.
>
>As the other poster says, all he needs is something like a Matrox G550, with
>32 mb of ram, or an Nvidia 5200.
>
>The system is short on HD size.
>He should buy an inexpensive video card, and spend the money on a larger
>hard drive.
>Premier prefers 1.5 gb of ram.
>The system will be quieter, cooler, and more useful.
>
October 25, 2004 4:05:58 AM

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he will have both pinnacle liquid edition and adobe pp.
Anonymous
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October 25, 2004 10:39:03 AM

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"Robert Morein" <nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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>
> "b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:95513a07.0410232111.3c9ae23d@posting.google.com...
>> my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
>> done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
>> ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
>> 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
>> 7200)
>>
>> if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
>> multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
>>
>> is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
>> overclocking?
>
> He doesn't need an n-vidia 6800.
> The 6800 is actually a bad choice, because it is a power hog, and a 3D
> card.
> You haven't specified which editing program he has chosen, but most use
> none
> of the 3D features.
> This means that he is burning 300 watts, and making a lot of fan noise,
> for
> nothing.
>
> As the other poster says, all he needs is something like a Matrox G550,
> with
> 32 mb of ram, or an Nvidia 5200.
>
> The system is short on HD size.
> He should buy an inexpensive video card, and spend the money on a larger
> hard drive.
> Premier prefers 1.5 gb of ram.
> The system will be quieter, cooler, and more useful.

Actually the 6800's are not power hogs and they are quiet, the 6800GT and
Ultra are somewhat noisier and require more current, they do also give
hardware acceleration to mpeg streams. Mine works rather well.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2004 6:58:23 PM

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"b" <bruin70@mail.com> schreef in bericht
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> he will have both pinnacle liquid edition and adobe pp.

With Liquid Edition the ram of the videocard will make a difference. LE uses
the GPU for rendering the transitions and effects. So the more memory on the
graphics-card the better.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2005 8:54:30 PM

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this guy is a net troll, he's using at least (6) other usernames,
killfile him ASAP, below is his posting history

http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?enc_author=aLo_UhM...


see the link above, he is using
at least (10) other usernames on Usenet, they include


MARCO R
ROBERT J. KOLKER
ROBERT MORIEN
NEWPS
ASK A DIFFERENT
ROBERT KOLKER
EARL KIOSTERUD
therefore, he has no credibility- merely another net troll
!