First post so please bear with me ! I have been running Studio 8 for a few years on Pentium III 933 MHz 512Mb machine with Win 98SE with occasional crashes but generally able to complete my projects to final output - complete with transitions and music tracks. Ever since upgrading to Win XP Pro about a year ago (works well), I have struggled with Studio and the same processes are taking forever to complete. Crashes now always occur during the Edit process when I create DVD thumbnail menus.
Before I roll over and turbo charge my machine with new CPU and RAM - might also need to ditch the Abit BX-133 mobo too - I wondered how close to the minimum spec my machine actually is for Studio 8 ? I know how buggy Studio has been for many and maybe the advice will be to drop it and try Vegas or Elements. The spec question will still arise so just how close to unacceptable is my Machine ? I have a dedicated hard drive for Studio files with loads of capacity which I keep defragged (run the program from OS drive, though). Would appreciate views.