Hi, I have just bought and installed Premiere Elements 4.0 and am finding it so slow as to be almost unusable. I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ dual core processor with 2GB RAM. The video card uses 128MB of motherboard RAM. I have XP SP2 and 160GB HDD. SO I think my hardware spec is OK. But I have just imported 25 minutes worth of video from my Canon DVD recorder, and spent most of the evening waiting for the hour glass to go away. I have shut down all the unecessary applications and services I can.
I have noticed for example, that once things have settled down, if I do so much as access task manager and then click back on PE4, the hourglass spins around for about a minute before the program resumes. Task manager shows 1.GB commit charge which seems a lot, but should be OK as I have 2GB RAM. CPU usage around 30-40%.
Any clues please before I bin the software