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    Default What works with faster video editing?

    My simple question is, what works with faster video editing and faster processing times?

    More RAM, a faster processor, a better graphics card?

    I genuinely have no idea.

    I work for a community journalism website, and currently shoot in Mpeg-2, edit with MPEG Video Wizard software on a laptop with the following specs:

    Dell Vostro 1000, 896Mb of RAM, 2Ghz processor.

    It takes about 20 minutes to process a 3 minute video in the mp3 format, so what would speed this up? More memory?

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    ^^sorry, MPEG format, not MP3 format, duh!

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    You definitely need more RAM, upgrade to 2GB RAM at least and get a faster dual core processor. A graphics card has no affect on video editing so you don't need one of those.

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    Thanks very much for the reply. Is it possible to just drop a dual core processor into an old computer, like you would with an engine on a car, or would I have to upgrade everything else to make it work as well?

    I do have an old Acer (2Ghz, 796Mb RAM) that I could upgrade for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salfordonline View Post
    ...Is it possible to just drop a dual core processor into an old computer, ...?
    Probably not. You almost certainly will need to replace the motherboard. ANd that in turn might need an up-rated PSU...

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    I;ve seen a cheap dual core comp on ebuyer here: Extra Value Desktop PC - Desktops at Euyer

    Don't know how they do it, but 4Gb RAM, dual core processor and 500Gb Hard Drive for 230.

    Is this likely to be cheaper than dropping a dual core processor/new motherboard/new PSU in my old Acer?

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    That computer is a great price. I actually recommend buying that pc because of it's price. I put together parts for a computer with the same spec and it worked out to 221. An amazing saving of 9! go buy that pc now! oh and get a firewire card if you use dv cameras as it doesn't mention it anywhere in te description.

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    I wouldn't buy a pc just because of it's price, it needs to have the spec first so it can cope with large amounts of data needing to be shifted around the system. So it's spec first and price second.

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    Yep, i've read thropugh the spec and it looks fine to me. i would of thought 2.6ghz dual core would be fine.

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