Hey, I'm a new (say that again) new computer builder. I've been entrusted with building an editing computer... so here's the specs (this computer is sitting next to me btw it IS running)
-AMD X2 6400+
-Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H 590 SLI motherboard
-Nvida (evga) 8600GTS (512mb)
-2, 320GB 7200RPM HDD's
-1, 500GB 7200RPM HDD
-4 Apidia 1GB 1066hz DDR2 ram
-XP 64 bit (professional)
-vista 64 bit (basic)
-vista 32 bit (basic)
(if I'm leaving anything out, please tell me!)
So anyways, it's a $1500 computer (a bit more now because everything we THOUGHT was wrong, really wasn't...
) it should be next to top of the line, right?
well somewhere it's not...
The platform is intended to run Vegas Movie Studio 8 (platinum) which it does... we can play unrendered hi-def footage at ~30fps, straight off the camera tapes. However, when it comes to rendering, it's another story...
Honestly, it's down right pitiful. It'll render 30 frames in a second
5 seconds later...
30 more frames
A much slower computer is rendering just as fast, what's up with that? The annoying thing is that it does EXACTLY 30 frames then stops. This is unacceptable.
Now onto 3D mark and such
I downloaded the "basic" (free) 3dmark06 package, ran it and got a whopping score of (drumroll please!) 5444... (+/- a hundred, I've been adjusting things and the score has been a bit varied, but it's around there)
Maybe I'm missing something... but it should be doing a lot better, right? I look at the fastest computer and I can't help but say "what does it have that mine doesn't?!??!?"
It's honestly getting quite annoying, if anyone has any clue what to do, I'm all ears! I'm at the point where I'm calling each manufacturer of each component and see if they have a clue. Because, on my side, I don't see any reason WHY it's not working. Just that, for some reason, it ISN'T working! I don't pay good money for high quality parts for them to not work...