2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2014 1:57 AM by Ronan Plantec

    Advice for a new PC configuration for Adobe Creative Cloud, please?

    Ronan Plantec Level 1

      Dear sir or madam,

       

      For the moment I have an old PC (buy in April 2008) and perhaps if you help me I could have a more powerful machine.

       

      Here is the resume of the configuration of my desktop

       

      --------[ Operating System ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----

       

          Operating System Properties:

            OS Name                                           Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

            OS Language                                       Français (France)

            OS Installer Language                             Anglais (Royaume-Uni)

            OS Kernel Type                                    Multiprocessor Free (64-bit)

            OS Version                                        6.3.9600.16452 (Win8.1 RTM)

            OS Service Pack                                   -

            OS Installation Date                              21/02/2014

            OS Root                                           C:\WINDOWS

       

            Components Version:

            Common Controls                                   6.16

            Windows Mail                                      6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)

            Windows Media Player                              12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)

            Windows Messenger                                 -

            MSN Messenger                                     -

            Internet Information Services (IIS)               -

            .NET Framework                                    4.0.30319.33440 built by: FX45W81RTMREL

            Novell Client                                     -

            DirectX                                           DirectX 11.0

            OpenGL                                            6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)

            ASPI                                              -

       

          Operating System Features:

            Debug Version                                     No

            DBCS Version                                      No

            Domain Controller                                 No

            Security Present                                  No

            Network Present                                   Yes

            Remote Session                                    No

            Safe Mode                                         No

            Slow Processor                                    No

            Terminal Services                                 Yes

       

      --------[ Motherboard ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------

       

          Motherboard Properties:

            Motherboard ID                                    06/19/2009-P35-ICH9-6A89OG0PC-00

            Motherboard Name                                  Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4

       

          Front Side Bus Properties:

            Bus Type                                          Intel AGTL+

            Bus Width                                         64-bit

            Real Clock                                        333 MHz (QDR)

            Effective Clock                                   1333 MHz

            Bandwidth                                         10667 MB/s

       

          Memory Bus Properties:

            Bus Type                                          Dual DDR2 SDRAM

            Bus Width                                         128-bit

            DRAM:FSB Ratio                                    12:10

            Real Clock                                        400 MHz (DDR)

            Effective Clock                                   800 MHz

            Bandwidth                                         12800 MB/s

       

          Chipset Bus Properties:

            Bus Type                                          Intel Direct Media Interface

       

          Motherboard Physical Info:

            CPU Sockets/Slots                                 1 LGA775

            Expansion Slots                                   2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16

            RAM Slots                                         4 DDR2 DIMM

            Integrated Devices                                Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394

            Form Factor                                       ATX

            Motherboard Size                                  240 mm x 300 mm

            Motherboard Chipset                               P35

            Extra Features                                    Dynamic Energy Saver, SATA-II, RAID

       

          Motherboard Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

       

      --------[ CPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------

       

          CPU Properties:

            CPU Type                                          DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3000 MHz (9 x 333)

            CPU Alias                                         Wolfdale

            CPU Stepping                                      C0

            Instruction Set                                   x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1

            Original Clock                                    3000 MHz

            Min / Max CPU Multiplier                          6x / 9x

            Engineering Sample                                No

            L1 Code Cache                                     32 KB per core

            L1 Data Cache                                     32 KB per core

            L2 Cache                                          6 MB  (On-Die, ECC, ASC, Full-Speed)

       

          CPU Physical Info:

            Package Type                                      775 Contact FC-LGA8

            Package Size                                      37.5 mm x 37.5 mm

            Transistors                                       410 million

            Process Technology                                45 nm, CMOS, Cu, High-K + Metal Gate

            Die Size                                          107 mm2

            Core Voltage                                      1.113 - 1.225 V

            I/O Voltage                                       1.113 - 1.225 V

            Typical Power                                     65 W @ 3.00 GHz

            Maximum Power                                     91.9 W @ 3.00 GHz

       

          CPU Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Intel Corporation

            Product Information                               http://ark.intel.com/search.aspx?q=Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

            Driver Update                                     http://www.aida64.com/driver-updates

       

          Multi CPU:

            Motherboard ID                                    OEM00000 PROD00000000

            CPU #1                                            Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3000 MHz

            CPU #2                                            Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3000 MHz

       

          CPU Utilization:

            CPU #1 / Core #1                                  0 %

            CPU #1 / Core #2                                  0 %

       

      --------[ Windows Video ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------

       

        [ NVIDIA Quadro 2000 ]

       

          Video Adapter Properties:

            Device Description                                NVIDIA Quadro 2000

            Adapter String                                    Quadro 2000

            BIOS String                                       Version 70.6.41.0.6

            Chip Type                                         Quadro 2000

            DAC Type                                          Integrated RAMDAC

            Driver Date                                       29/09/2013

            Driver Version                                    9.18.13.2739 - nVIDIA ForceWare 327.39

            Driver Provider                                   NVIDIA

            Memory Size                                       1 GB

       

          Installed Drivers:

            nvd3dumx                                          9.18.13.2739

            nvwgf2umx                                         9.18.13.2739

            nvwgf2umx                                         9.18.13.2739

            nvd3dum                                           9.18.13.2739 - nVIDIA ForceWare 327.39

            nvwgf2um                                          9.18.13.2739

            nvwgf2um                                          9.18.13.2739

       

          Video Adapter Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      NVIDIA Corporation

       

        [ NVIDIA Quadro 2000 ]

       

          Video Adapter Properties:

            Device Description                                NVIDIA Quadro 2000

            Adapter String                                    Quadro 2000

            BIOS String                                       Version 70.6.41.0.6

            Chip Type                                         Quadro 2000

            DAC Type                                          Integrated RAMDAC

            Driver Date                                       29/09/2013

            Driver Version                                    9.18.13.2739 - nVIDIA ForceWare 327.39

            Driver Provider                                   NVIDIA

            Memory Size                                       1 GB

       

          Installed Drivers:

            nvd3dumx                                          9.18.13.2739

            nvwgf2umx                                         9.18.13.2739

            nvwgf2umx                                         9.18.13.2739

            nvd3dum                                           9.18.13.2739 - nVIDIA ForceWare 327.39

            nvwgf2um                                          9.18.13.2739

            nvwgf2um                                          9.18.13.2739

       

          Video Adapter Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      NVIDIA Corporation

            Product Information                               http://www.nvidia.com/page/products.html

       

      --------[ Physical Drives ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----

       

      HDDs :

      . 2 HDDs 2 x 1 TB SATA-II RAID 0 for Editing video with Premiere Pro CC

      . 1 HDD 2 TB SATA-II for backups

      . 1 HDD 2 TB SATA-III for backups off site + Archive

       

       

       

        [ Drive #1 - Intel   Raid 0 Volume (1863 GB) ]

       

          #1 (Active)      NTFS                                                             1 MB      350 MB

          #2               NTFS             C:                                            351 MB  1907380 MB

       

        [ Drive #2 - WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB0 (1863 GB) ]

       

          #1               MS Reserved                                                      0 MB      128 MB

          #2               Basic Data       G: (Archives)                                 129 MB  1907600 MB

       

        [ Drive #3 - Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 (1863 GB) ]

       

          #1               NTFS             D: (Backup)                                     1 MB  1907727 MB

      --------[ Memory ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------

       

          Physical Memory:

            Total                                             8190 MB

            Used                                              3334 MB

            Free                                              4856 MB

            Utilization                                       41 %

       

          Swap Space:

            Total                                             9470 MB

            Used                                              4131 MB

            Free                                              5340 MB

            Utilization                                       44 %

       

          Virtual Memory:

            Total                                             17661 MB

            Used                                              7465 MB

            Free                                              10196 MB

            Utilization                                       42 %

       

          Paging File:

            Paging File                                       C:\pagefile.sys

            Current Size                                      1280 MB

            Current / Peak Usage                              243 MB / 700 MB

            Utilization                                       19 %

       

          Physical Address Extension (PAE):

            Supported by Operating System                     Yes

            Supported by CPU                                  Yes

            Active                                            Yes

       

       

      --------[ SPD ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------

       

        [ DIMM1: GeIL CL5-5-5  DDR2-800 ]

       

          Memory Module Properties:

            Module Name                                       GeIL CL5-5-5  DDR2-800

            Serial Number                                     None

            Manufacture Date                                  Week 44 / 2009

            Module Size                                       2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)

            Module Type                                       Unbuffered DIMM

            Memory Type                                       DDR2 SDRAM

            Memory Speed                                      DDR2-800 (400 MHz)

            Module Width                                      64 bit

            Module Voltage                                    SSTL 1.8

            Error Detection Method                            None

            Refresh Rate                                      Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

       

          Memory Timings:

            @ 400 MHz                                         5-5-5-15  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 23-51-3-6-3-3  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 333 MHz                                         4-5-5-13  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-43-3-5-3-3  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 266 MHz                                         3-4-4-10  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

       

          Memory Module Features:

            Analysis Probe                                    Not Present

            FET Switch External                               Disabled

            Weak Driver                                       Supported

       

          Memory Module Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Golden Emperor International Ltd.

            Product Information                               http://www.geil.com.tw/products

       

        [ DIMM2: GeIL CL5-5-5DDR2800  5 ]

       

          Memory Module Properties:

            Module Name                                       GeIL CL5-5-5DDR2800  5

            Serial Number                                     00000005h (83886080)

            Module Size                                       2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)

            Module Type                                       Unbuffered DIMM

            Memory Type                                       DDR2 SDRAM

            Memory Speed                                      DDR2-800 (400 MHz)

            Module Width                                      64 bit

            Module Voltage                                    SSTL 1.8

            Error Detection Method                            None

            Refresh Rate                                      Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

       

          Memory Timings:

            @ 400 MHz                                         5-5-5-18  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 23-51-3-6-3-3  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 266 MHz                                         4-4-4-12  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 200 MHz                                         3-3-3-9  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 12-26-2-3-2-2  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

       

          Memory Module Features:

            Analysis Probe                                    Not Present

            FET Switch External                               Disabled

            Weak Driver                                       Supported

       

          Memory Module Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Golden Emperor International Ltd.

            Product Information                               http://www.geil.com.tw/products

       

        [ DIMM3: GeIL CL5-5-5  DDR2-800 ]

       

          Memory Module Properties:

            Module Name                                       GeIL CL5-5-5  DDR2-800

            Serial Number                                     None

            Manufacture Date                                  Week 44 / 2009

            Module Size                                       2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)

            Module Type                                       Unbuffered DIMM

            Memory Type                                       DDR2 SDRAM

            Memory Speed                                      DDR2-800 (400 MHz)

            Module Width                                      64 bit

            Module Voltage                                    SSTL 1.8

            Error Detection Method                            None

            Refresh Rate                                      Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

       

          Memory Timings:

            @ 400 MHz                                         5-5-5-15  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 23-51-3-6-3-3  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 333 MHz                                         4-5-5-13  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-43-3-5-3-3  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 266 MHz                                         3-4-4-10  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

       

          Memory Module Features:

            Analysis Probe                                    Not Present

            FET Switch External                               Disabled

            Weak Driver                                       Supported

       

          Memory Module Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Golden Emperor International Ltd.

            Product Information                               http://www.geil.com.tw/products

       

        [ DIMM4: GeIL CL5-5-5DDR2800  5 ]

       

          Memory Module Properties:

            Module Name                                       GeIL CL5-5-5DDR2800  5

            Serial Number                                     00000005h (83886080)

            Module Size                                       2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)

            Module Type                                       Unbuffered DIMM

            Memory Type                                       DDR2 SDRAM

            Memory Speed                                      DDR2-800 (400 MHz)

            Module Width                                      64 bit

            Module Voltage                                    SSTL 1.8

            Error Detection Method                            None

            Refresh Rate                                      Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

       

          Memory Timings:

            @ 400 MHz                                         5-5-5-18  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 23-51-3-6-3-3  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 266 MHz                                         4-4-4-12  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

            @ 200 MHz                                         3-3-3-9  (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 12-26-2-3-2-2  (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

       

          Memory Module Features:

            Analysis Probe                                    Not Present

            FET Switch External                               Disabled

            Weak Driver                                       Supported

       

          Memory Module Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Golden Emperor International Ltd.

            Product Information                               http://www.geil.com.tw/products

       

       

       

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -----------------------------

       

      Microsoft told me with Microsoft Update Advisor that I could upgraded from Windows 7 Pro 64 bits to Windows 8 Pro 64 bits and after one year with another Microsoft Upgrade Advisor from Windows 8 Pro 64 bits to Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bits. But Gigabyte does not give the drivers on their website for this motherboard that support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. 

       

      I think I should purchase a new motherboard, a new CPU and new RAM. Do you agree? If yes, so can you tell me what king of CPU and motherboard to choose for Creative Cloud, please? I had followed Adobe advices to use a Nvidia Quadro 2000 graphic card and HDDs in RAID 0 for editing video.

       

      Moreover Microsoft recommend to use a SSD for Windows 8.1. So, do I really need a SSD, with which capacity and which brand?

       

      Thank you if someone can help me.

       

      Yours faithfully

       

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