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Is there anything I can upgrade to improve my HD video editing?

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February 23, 2012 12:04:41 PM

Hello,
I bought this from CyberPower a while back.
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OS
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU
AMD Athlon II X4 630

RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-18)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N68-AM SE2 (AM2)

Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 5670

Hard Drive
488GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD502HJ SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
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I am struggling to edit some HD footage in Premiere Pro CS3 without lagging and i wondered if there is anything I can upgrade?

Or is it a case of starting from scratch with a CS5 build?

Thanks
February 23, 2012 12:25:17 PM

You really need something like an Intel Core i7 with 16gb DDR3 1333 ram, and some sort of Nvidia card that supports CUDA. If this is a pure editing rig, the highest end Quadro card you can afford will help.

If this is a combo editing/gaming rig, the a minimum Nvidia GTX 560 Ti card would be nice, with the 570 even better. Even then, 3D editing is tough. Many of the pros are using dual 6 core Intel Xeon CPUs, 32gb ram, and a Quadro 4000 card. I'll let you look those up for the sticker shock.
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