I am by no means a beginner when it comes to PCs, building them and so on. However, I am fairly new to camcorders, HD video and Adobe CS4.
I have a PC running Windows 7 (64 bit) with 2.3Ghz Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor, 4GB RAM, an ATI 256MB Radeon X1950 graphics card and two big hard drives.
When using After effects, Premiere, etc. play back is choppy and especially in Premiere playback of my project in the right hand window is a bit hit and miss, even at 25% in draft mode.
Which bit of my PC should I upgrade first to start overcoming this? I am on a bit of a budget otherwise I would go the whole hog with mobo, chip, graphics, the lot.
So, would a bigger graphics card or RAM do the job or should I look at processing power first?