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June 22, 2010 1:17:16 PM

Hello,
I currently have a ASUS P5RD1-V Pentium 4 3.0 4 gb mem, hd 750 gb Windows 7 ultimate.
It is a little bit slow and would like to upgrade for Video Editing. any suggestions on the road to take about upgrading?

More about : video editing

June 22, 2010 1:53:00 PM

Quite an oldish pc..

Are you talking of upgrading the system, or making a whole new system?
June 23, 2010 2:07:39 PM

I know, :( 

We have a couple of laptops so the poor desktop started to receive a lot less attention.

to your question,I would like to leverage as much as possible from the current pc and dedicate the $$ to the processor and MB..So to your question, I would like to upgrade..
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2010 2:58:20 PM

CPU support list for the Asus P5RD1-V Motherboard

Pentium 4 670 @ 3.8Ghz is the top CPU that would fit in that motherboard.
There is really no good upgrade path for your motherboard.
No dual or quad core CPU options available which is what you want for video editing.
June 23, 2010 4:47:56 PM

That is what I thought..

So I could leverage my DDR mem, which MB and Processor do you suggest?
I am trying to do it on the cheapo, so I owuld not be opposed to AMD at all.. :D 

Thanks for the help!
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2010 4:59:24 PM

What DDR RAM do you have? DDR2 667?
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2010 5:18:41 PM

Looks like it might be DDR 400. And that's a limiting factor in choice of motherboards.

ASRock 4CoreDual R2.0 775 VIA PT880 Pro motherboard supports DDR 400 or DDR2 667 and dual or quad core CPUs.
ASRock 4CoreDual CPU support list

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield $170 (without CPU cooler)
Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz $118

Passmark CPU benchmark scores:
C2Q Q6600 2.4Ghz = 2962
C2D E7500 2.93GHz = 2006
Pentium 4 3Ghz = 488


June 23, 2010 5:19:22 PM

I wish !! :D  :non: 

DDR 400 3200

June 23, 2010 6:13:33 PM

WR2 said:
Looks like it might be DDR 400. And that's a limiting factor in choice of motherboards.

ASRock 4CoreDual R2.0 775 VIA PT880 Pro motherboard supports DDR 400 or DDR2 667 and dual or quad core CPUs.
ASRock 4CoreDual CPU support list

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield $170 (without CPU cooler)
Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz $118

Passmark CPU benchmark scores:
C2Q Q6600 2.4Ghz = 2962
C2D E7500 2.93GHz = 2006
Pentium 4 3Ghz = 488


thanks a lot!!
Looks like very good pointers.. I will sure let you know what was the final outcome!
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2010 6:46:52 PM

It might work. It just wasn't on the CPU support list for that motherboard.
June 23, 2010 7:36:13 PM

Then I need to double check!
September 26, 2012 4:03:31 PM

You need more RAM or it's not going to go fast at all. Duh.
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