4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2014 1:08 PM by wrinklypeter2

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

    Ronan Plantec Level 1

      Hi everyone,

       

      For the moment I have an old PC (bought in April 2008) and maybe if you eventually help me I could have a more powerful machine. I am asking you five questions at then end of this post, so if someone can reply it would help me and be greatful.

       

      Here is the resume of the configuration of my desktop

       

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

       

          Operating System Properties:

            OS Name                                           Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

            OS Language                                       English (United Kingdom)

            OS Installer Language                             English (United Kingdom)

            OS Kernel Type                                    Multiprocessor Free (64-bit)

            OS Version                                        6.3.9600.16452 (Win8.1 RTM)

            OS Service Pack                                   -

            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

       

          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 video editing, the OS and software

      . 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

       

       

      --------[ Windows Audio ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------

       

          midi-out.0   0001 001B  Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth

          mixer.0      0001 FFFF  Speakers (5- High Definition Au

          mixer.1      0001 FFFF  Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (5- High

          mixer.2      0001 FFFF  W240D DVI (4- High Definition A

          mixer.5      0001 FFFF  Microphone (5- High Definition

          wave-in.0    0001 FFFF  Microphone (5- High Definition

          wave-in.1    0001 FFFF  Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (5- High

          wave-in.2    0001 FFFF  Line In (5- High Definition Aud

          wave-out.0   0001 FFFF  Speakers (5- High Definition Au

          wave-out.1   0001 FFFF  Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (5- High

          wave-out.2   0001 FFFF  W240D DVI (4- High Definition A

       

      --------[ PCI / PnP Audio ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----

       

          nVIDIA HDMI/DP @ nVIDIA GF106 - High Definition Audio Controller                  PCI

          nVIDIA HDMI/DP @ nVIDIA GF106 - High Definition Audio Controller                  PCI

          nVIDIA HDMI/DP @ nVIDIA GF106 - High Definition Audio Controller                  PCI

          nVIDIA HDMI/DP @ nVIDIA GF106 - High Definition Audio Controller                  PCI

          Realtek ALC889A @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-2]     PCI

       

      --------[ HD Audio ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------

       

        [ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-2] ]

       

          Device Properties:

            Device Description                                Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-2]

            Device Description (Windows)                      Contrôleur High Definition Audio

            Bus Type                                          PCI

            Bus / Device / Function                           0 / 27 / 0

            Device ID                                         8086-293E

            Subsystem ID                                      1458-A022

            Revision                                          02

            Hardware ID                                       PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293E&SUBSYS_A0221458&REV_02

       

          Device Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Intel Corporation

            Product Information                               http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets

       

        [ Realtek ALC889A ]

       

          Device Properties:

            Device Description                                Realtek ALC889A

            Device Description (Windows)                      Périphérique High Definition Audio

            Device Type                                       Audio

            Bus Type                                          HDAUDIO

            Device ID                                         10EC-0885

            Subsystem ID                                      1458-A002

            Revision                                          1001

            Hardware ID                                       HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0885&SUBSYS_1458A002&REV_1001

       

          Device Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

            Product Information                               http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=8&PFid=14&Level=3&Conn= 2

       

       

        [ nVIDIA GF106 - High Definition Audio Controller ]

       

          Device Properties:

            Device Description                                nVIDIA GF106 - High Definition Audio Controller

            Device Description (Windows)                      Contrôleur High Definition Audio

            Bus Type                                          PCI

            Bus / Device / Function                           1 / 0 / 1

            Device ID                                         10DE-0BE9

            Subsystem ID                                      103C-084A

            Revision                                          A1

            Hardware ID                                       PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BE9&SUBSYS_084A103C&REV_A1

       

          Device Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      NVIDIA Corporation

       

       

        [ nVIDIA HDMI/DP ]

       

          Device Properties:

            Device Description                                nVIDIA HDMI/DP

            Device Description (Windows)                      Périphérique High Definition Audio

            Device Type                                       Audio

            Bus Type                                          HDAUDIO

            Device ID                                         10DE-0011

            Subsystem ID                                      10DE-0101

            Revision                                          1001

            Hardware ID                                       HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0011&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001

       

          Device Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      NVIDIA Corporation

        

        [ nVIDIA HDMI/DP ]

       

          Device Properties:

            Device Description                                nVIDIA HDMI/DP

            Device Description (Windows)                      Périphérique High Definition Audio

            Device Type                                       Audio

            Bus Type                                          HDAUDIO

            Device ID                                         10DE-0011

            Subsystem ID                                      10DE-0101

            Revision                                          1001

            Hardware ID                                       HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0011&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001

       

          Device Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      NVIDIA Corporation

       

        [ nVIDIA HDMI/DP ]

       

          Device Properties:

            Device Description                                nVIDIA HDMI/DP

            Device Description (Windows)                      Périphérique High Definition Audio

            Device Type                                       Audio

            Bus Type                                          HDAUDIO

            Device ID                                         10DE-0011

            Subsystem ID                                      10DE-0101

            Revision                                          1001

            Hardware ID                                       HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0011&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001

       

          Device Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      NVIDIA Corporation

       

        [ nVIDIA HDMI/DP ]

       

          Device Properties:

            Device Description                                nVIDIA HDMI/DP

            Device Description (Windows)                      Périphérique High Definition Audio

            Device Type                                       Audio

            Bus Type                                          HDAUDIO

            Device ID                                         10DE-0011

            Subsystem ID                                      10DE-0101

            Revision                                          1001

            Hardware ID                                       HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0011&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001

       

          Device Manufacturer:

            Company Name                                      NVIDIA Corporation

       

       

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

       

      October 26th, 2012 Microsoft told me with "Microsoft Update Advisor" that I could upgraded my OS from Windows 7 Pro 64 bits to Windows 8 Pro 64 bits and after one year with another "Microsoft Upgrade Advisor" Microsoft told me again to upgrade my OS from Windows 8 Pro 64 bits to Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bits, but Gigabyte does not give the drivers on their website for my motherboard neither for Windows 8 and neither for Windows 8.1 and the system is however liable.

       

      If I believe Gigabyte I need to purchase a new motherboard and probably a new CPU and new RAM.

       

      1) Do you agree with Gigabyte or with Microsoft?

       

      2) If we believe Gigabyte, so can you tell me what king of CPU and motherboard to choose for video editing and video encoding, please?

       

      In the past, I had followed Adobe advices to use a Nvidia Quadro 2000 video card and HDDs in RAID 0 for video editing and video encoding.

       

      Moreover, Microsoft recommends to use a SSD for Windows 8.1.

      3) So, do you think I really need a SSD, with which capacity (256 or 512 GB ?) and which brand?

      4) A SSD for the OS and software and HDDs in RAID 0 for video editing?

       

      I edit HD (1600 x 1080 pixels) and I plan a budget between 450 and 650 $ for upgrading my PC.

       

      Maybe I can only buy one new motherboard for 200 $, keeping my CPU and my RAM and buy a SSD 480 GB for 333 $ (total 200 + 333 = 533 $).

      5) Do you agree with me for buying just only a motherboard and a SSD ?

       

      Thank you in advance if someone can help me.

       

      Otherwise my configuration seems to comply with http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/tech-specs.html I have only a doubt for the sound.

       

      Best regards

       

      PS: the names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

        • 1. Re: Advice for a PC configuration upgrade for Adobe Creative Cloud, please?
          cc_merchant Level 4

          See Tweakers Page and specifically Tweakers Page - What kind of PC to use? but also read the other articles.

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          • 2. Re: Advice for a PC configuration upgrade for Adobe Creative Cloud, please?
            JoshD Level 1

            Hello Isidore,

             

            I can answer questions 3 and 4, as I have that sort of setup.

             

            3.) No, you don't really need an SSD, but I would certainly recommend that you buy one.  You'll notice a huge difference in the amount of time it takes to boot.  I bought the OCZ Vertex 3 (120GB) a while back, and it's very fast.  Whether or not you should get one just depends on whether the speed is worth it to you, but if I were you, I would.

             

            As for the size, that depends on exactly what you'll use it for.  See number 4 below.

             

             

            4.) Yes, that's my setup.  The SSD is my primary drive, and my HDD is for everything else.  Here's basically how I have everything setup:

             

            When I finish a day of shooting, I copy all my footage into a special folder (I named it "IMPORT" since I use it often) on my SSD.  I do this because the clips load much faster in Prelude and Premiere Pro.  Then, after I finish and export the project, I move all the original files onto my HDD.  I would still do this even I had a larger SSD, because it's always good to keep your primary drives clean.

             

            I also set the render and cache directories to those that I create on my HDD, because for longer projects, my SSD would fill up quickly, so that's why you may want to consider buying a larger SSD (even though 128GB would probably work just fine).

             

             

            I hope this helped a little!

             

            ~Josh

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            • 3. Re: Advice for a PC configuration upgrade for Adobe Creative Cloud, please?
              Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Sorry to say but, buying a new motherboard for your old Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 would be a terrible waste of your money in my opinion.

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              • 4. Re: Advice for a PC configuration upgrade for Adobe Creative Cloud, please?
                wrinklypeter2 Level 1

                Hi Isidore,

                My best advice, keeping your processor and motherboard 'as is', is to

                 

                1) increase your  8gb RAM to as much as the motherboard will take - RAM will provide the greatest improvement in overall performance

                2) Put your OS, and Programs on a SSD - this will help them boot quickly

                3) I use another separate SSD for video rendering and storage of footage of the project I'm editing,and this brigs a great improvement in performance. Once the project is finished, you can back up the files on the SSD or delete them, clearing the way for the next project.

                4) Apportion the amount of RAM allocated to Premiere (in the program preferences) to as much as you can, leaving about 2-3 gb of your overall RAM for general program usage when Premiere is running. The more dedicated RAM available to Premiere, the better it will work!

                 

                Cheers, and good luck!