4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 13, 2013 10:39 AM by Harm Millaard

    Software runs slow, find a need to upgrade.  Suggestions?


         After experiencing trouble with using my Adobe CS5.5 Production software I've come to realize my hard drive speed isn't sufficient.  After consulting some of my I.T. friends some say I should save my current drive for storage and either get a new SSD drive for or another SATA drive that runs @7200RPM.  After that I would like to update my video/graphics card along with my power supply to support all my upgrades.  I thought I might consult a few others for any thoughts on the subject.


      Thanks in advance!






      Sofware: ADOBE CS5.5 Production Premium


      System Requirements:



      • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
      • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
      • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
      • 10 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
      • 7200-RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
      • 1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible video adapter
      • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU–accelerated performance; visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
      • Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
      • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
      • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
      • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
      • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
      • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
      • Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*


      My computer specs:


           HP PC running Windows 7 64bit



           Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300

            Operating speed: Up to 2.5 GHz

            Number of cores: 4

            Bus speed: 1333 MHz




            Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec (message as PC3-8500)


          Hard Drive:

            Size: 1TB SATA @ 5400RPM (My main problem)



            Integrated Intel GMA X4500HD Graphics (possibly my other problem)