6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2017 3:18 PM by Bill Gehrke

    Is my computer fast enough for premiere pro

    robertb28145565 Level 1

      i have an asus m32dc desktop computer I currently use to edit videos is GoPro studio. I'm looking to start using premiere but not sure if my computer can handle it. Just looking for tips on what changes I would need to make and what version of pro I should get. I'm running windows 10 with intel core i5-6400 @ 2.7 ghz And 8gb of ram. Let me know what other specs you need. Someone suggested going back to windows 7 stating it runs smoother, so any opinions on that are welcome. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

        • 1. Re: Is my computer fast enough for premiere pro
          Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Moved to hardware forum for expert advice.

          • 2. Re: Is my computer fast enough for premiere pro
            Peru Bob Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            robertb28145565  wrote

            what version of pro I should get.

             

            Adobe only has one version available now:  CC.

             

            robertb28145565  wrote

             

            8gb of ram.

            How much more RAM can be added? 8GB isn't enough.

             

            How many, what kind,and what size hard drives?

            • 3. Re: Is my computer fast enough for premiere pro
              robertb28145565 Level 1

              I can add 8 more gb. I have two hard drives but I'll have to check what type they are. And I was considering buying an older version off amazon, that's why I asked which one. or should I like into premiere elements?

              • 4. Re: Is my computer fast enough for premiere pro
                Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 was the last version that you can buy a perpetual license from Adobe.  It now is now four years old and that Adobe brought out the rental version CC which the later versions now support newer media.  

                 

                The only problem with the CC version is once you quit paying your CC version will not be operation

                 

                So it depends on what media you are using and exporting to if you were able to buy a copy of CS6, there are a few copies still around but you will get no Adobe support on CS6.

                 

                On the disk drives especially with GoPro you probably will need to upgrade to SSD's if you motherboard supports SATA III 6Gbits/sec and or if you have USB 3 ports available

                • 5. Re: Is my computer fast enough for premiere pro
                  robertb28145565 Level 1

                  Just doing some reading and I guess I was confused on what I need. I'm no pro at editing so I'll be going with elements. Does that lower requirements? And while I appreciate the tip to upgrade to ssd's, I have no idea what that means. I tried to attach a picture of my specs but can't attach it to this message board from my phone. i can email it to you if that helps. Sorry I'm just really out of my league when it comes to computer specs. And I put wrong model. It's asus mc32cd

                  • 6. Re: Is my computer fast enough for premiere pro
                    Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    That probably is a good place to start with Elements if it will handle your footage.  Go to the Elements forum and find out.  I have seen many suggestions to convert to Cineform before editing with your Studio software.

                     

                    I looked at your mc32cd ASUS and found it has USB3 and a 3.1 port.  If you find your hard disk drives to be to slow you can use a Portable SSD like a Samsung T3 plugged into those ports and you should see results like this from it

                    That CrystalDiskMark tool works good on SSD's but when you get to hard disk drives you have to use a different tool because as your hard disk drives get full they slow down significantly.  See below on a 2 TB 7200 rpm typical drive the read rate with HDTune.

                    Seagate 2 TB Read.jpg

                    If any of your hard disk drives are 5400 rpm forget about using them for video editing

                    I looked at your computer and its i5-6400 processor, it is a 4-core processor but you do not have hyperthreading available which would be very helpful.  If you really get into editing that computer could easily be upgraded to an i7 processor which with 4-cores and hyperthreading would double the CPU power.  You would just have to take it into a good computer shop and they could do it for you