I hope you find this a viable question to answer. I have a Dell 530 PC with a Intel Quad 6600, 2.5G processor and 3G of 800 Ram. I do underwater video so there is a ton of editing, titles, music, color correction and such going on.
My latest video was edited down from 3.5 hours of tape (approx) to 48 minutes of complete video. I'm using ULead 11 Plus for the operation and rendering time in SD takes forever, like 14 hours and 42 minutes. This is fairly normal for the length of my videos.
I understand that the main purpose of a quad processor is so that I can multi-task, but ULead doesn't let me do anything else while it's rendering so I'm wondering if ther is a way of speeding up the process by reconfiguring the processor to run as a dual core or even a single. FYI the only thing this computer does is edit video.
I remember reading about this on one of the many forums I attach myslf to, but can't remember quite where. The htread mentioned something about going into the Administrative tools. From there I'm quite lost.
What say ye............? Any way to do this?