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    Hi all, just registered. I'm a numpty who doesn't understand the questions let alone answers so I'll start simple before I go into my problem. What would you upgrade first for editing ?? A graphics card with 1gb of memory upgraded to a 2gb card or 32gb of cheap DDR3 memory upgraded to quality DDR3 memory ??

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    I think the graphics card...
    I think you already have enough memory.

    Hope this helps!
    JMG

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMG View Post
    I think the graphics card...I think you already have enough memory.
    I think the OP is saying, he has a 1gb graphicscard. Should he either:

    a) upgrade his card to 2gb
    OR
    b) to install 32gb of RAM.

    IMHO, the answer may depend on which OS (mac or windows) and version he is using, whether 32 or 64bit, what graphics card he has, which card is he considering, how much ram does he already have, what video applications is he intending to use, and how much is he prepared to pay.

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    Windows 7 not sure but I think 64bit. Don't know the make but i have 32gb of DDR3 memory but it's not branded, Ie Kingston or similar & not sure of the speed, the graphics card is a 1gb Radeon of some sort, I was editing ordenary video fine if not slowly on my old P4 & over time upgraded to a dual core CPU now to the 3i. I've now solved all my old problems & ended up with new ones. I doubt if the memory / graphics card is at fault but as I'm selling some old kit a final "boost" to hardware maybe before I delve into the unknown with software.

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    The first thing to change and see immediate bang for your buck is to get a SSD for your OS drive. The price of SSDs has gone down so you could get your self a nice 512Gb drive for relatively little money these days.

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    Thanks for the replies, steep learning curve for me, now off to do a bit of research.

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