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Old 08-25-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default VIDEO Editing! Whats more important? Clock Speed? Cache? Ram? Quad vs duo?

Hey all im thinking of upgrading my cpu but im not sure what cpu i should get... I do alot of video editing at home using Premire adobe elements 4.0 and on my current set up it runs a lil slow especailly while rendering media into a different format so later i can upload to the net.....there's so much to consider whats my prioritys win considering a new CPU FOR EDITING? Is clock speed more important? or is mb's of L2 cache more important? 45mn vs 65nm? duo vs quad? I read that for editing you want quad over duo is this true? and why? ive seen some duo's with faster clock speeds then quad's? dont i want the fastest clock speed? is a quad with a slower clock speed better than a dou with a faster clock speed for EDITING? Im very confused on which stat is more important for what i want........CAN ANYONE HELP?


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Old 08-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Upgrading Cpu Which Cpu Should I Buy?

I'm sure your E6700 is up to the task. It looks like you're a bit short on memory. Photo editing and media rendering tend to run faster with larger amounts of memory. You might want to look into upgrading to at least 4GBs or more before upgrading the CPU.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Upgrading Cpu Which Cpu Should I Buy?

i was told that its harder to mix and match memory and if i wanted to id need to go to cpu-z and download some software then run that software and use the specs to determine what ram i should buy......is all this neccessary or am i better of just getting all new memorry......i dont want to spend alot
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Default Re: Upgrading Cpu Which Cpu Should I Buy?

It really isn't that hard to get the correct memory. Using CPU-Z will tell you what memory you currently have. That will allow you to purchase more of the same type and speed. You really don't need to worry about brands so much as long as the specs are the same.
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Default Re: Upgrading Cpu Which Cpu Should I Buy?

so you dont think its worth the cpu upgrade......if i did upgrade what specs should i be more concerd with clock speed, cache, or quad verse duo in regards to editing.....
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Default Re: Upgrading Cpu Which Cpu Should I Buy?

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You might want to look into upgrading to at least 4GBs or more before upgrading the CPU.


ROFL

AR is correct about more memory, if you have Vista x64 for your OS 8GB of DDR2 (two kits of 2*2GB dual channel modules) would be the way to go, DDR2 is reasonably cheap these days and your board does indeed support 8GB.
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Default Re: Upgrading Cpu Which Cpu Should I Buy?

Lol Folder, nice catch.

2 Terabytes of RAM eh? Sounds good enough to me

Helluva typo.
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