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1. It seems safe enough to go with SP3, there have been no complaints that I have seen. But stay with XP.
2. You need CS3 to work with the footage from P2 cards natively. It is difficult to say if there are any other features you need since Cineform is doing the trick for you.
3. You will have to ask the Cineform guys about that.
4. The Quad core will be faster than the dual core. Premiere Pro uses all of the cores.
5+. Don't know. It seems that you should have ar least 3GB of RAM if not 4GB. Match your RAM to your processor and motherboard, and match the motherboard to the processor.
You will be fine with just Prospect HD, P4K is overkill for your workflow.
Why double post? You know that is not appreciated around here?
I did not get much response elsewhere so I posted it here where I received more responses.
I had already replied in the other thread before noticing this one. So have a look over there as well.
Since Premiere does take advantage of all four cores of the quad core proc, I'd recommend making that jump. You'll also have the option to upgrade your RAM when you do since the new Intel Quad-cores support the DDR3 Ram. I'd upgrade if I were you...you'll almost certainly notice the speed gain. Also, I would definitely recommend you upgrade to 3GB, but don't bother for 4GB because Windows XP doesn't support more than 3.25GB.
Yes, go with a Quad-core 0 its worth the extra bang for your buck.
Also - it wouldn't hurt to go 4GB of Ram (as opposed to 3GB)
A number of corrections. Upgrading RAM to DDR3 is chipset dependent, not CPU dependent. The speed gain of DDR3 versus DDR2 is negligent, because any speed advantage is offset by larger CAS latency. Upgrading to 3 GB may lose you the effective use of dual channel access, which you have with 4 GB, at least with 4 slots populated. Secondly, Windows XP supports the full 4 GB.
you're such a clever boy!
b @ MOBUTU
Previously I answered in your other thread:
> Q: Should I upgrade to SP3? Or even Vista?
Yes and no.
> Q: Is it really necessary and worth it?
> Q: Is it worth it? Will Prospect do the job or should I look at Prospect 4K?
Possibly, yes, no.
> Q: What performance gain can I expect? Does Premiere take advantage of QUAD CORE or should I stick with a high end DUAL CORE?
Dunno but significant, yes, no.
> Q: Should I worry about DDR3 or a higher frequency DDR2?
No, just what the mobo supports.
> Is it a good idea to get one of these screw on fans? I need to know before I install the motherboard.
What do you mean, screw on fans?
I'm not familiar with current ASUS mobo's. Base your choice first on chipset and socket, then on RAM, then on other features.
PS: It would be good to refrain from asking multiple questions in one sentence.
b @ Malick
Was this meant to be:
4. In severe awe
5. Other, please specify...
may not be applicable to a person 55+
3. Truthful - as I am also upgrading and always value your technical advice, though you might sometimes not even know it.
5. (Other) we have a saying here in our studio:
"You're such a clever boy" irrespective of age if you
do or say something really useful and intelligent.
Honest, you are a valuable member of this community.
PS: Did'nt know you were 55+.
PPS: Are you?
PPPS: No Harm intended.
PPPPS: Pun intended.