I am running an older VAIO PCV-RX770 P4 2.2 Ghz, 1Gb RAM, ATI RADEON 9550 256 Mb graphics card with Premiere Pro CS3 newly installed. I have attached a new Seagate FreeAgent 500 Gb external drive that I have all my Source Files on. My question is this: Is there any tweaks that I can perform to this machine to make it run as as fast as possible. All drivers are up to date and all drives constantly de-fragged. When I do Start, Run, MSCONFIG, my startup tab is pretty clear, only a few things running - AGRMMSG, khooker, point32, RUNDLL32, ccApp, cfmon, ColorVision Startup. I wonder about the SERVICES tab - can anyone tell me what apps(without me listing them all here) that I can safely "disable"(if at all) here? I see the "hide all Microsoft Services" box and when checked, the list becomes smaller. When I checked the Microsoft box and then "disabled" all the rest, Premiere wouldn't start. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanx, Eric.
Update to this thread - I switched from Automatic quality to High quality in my playback, but still getting jittery video. I read somewhere in the Forum that switching to High quality would help - it didn't.