5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 2, 2008 8:51 PM by Stan Jones

    Can't perform much slower

    alwinch Level 1
      Not a pro user but do use PP and AE for work. Rendering a 5 sec clip with DE Smole effect is taking longer than my first marriage lasted. OVER an hour for 5 sec. Can't upgrade to a work station but willing to look at other (hardware changes)to do anything to help this. Current system is xp 2.6HZ 4 GIGS Radeon PCI 512 card

      thanks
        • 1. Re: Can't perform much slower
          joshtownsend Level 2
          You think maybe telling us the codec of the source file and also what you are rendering to might help us figure your problem? Nah that'd be to easy huh, we're supposed to guess it right?

          What kind of answer do expect? - Oh well CS4 is way slower with "DE Smole"

          BTW never heard of that effect.
          • 2. Re: Can't perform much slower
            alwinch Level 1
            Sarcasm aside. I was hoping for someone to give brief rundown as to what component improvements will most help a consumer system,

            ie better graphic card
            more ram
            64 bit system versus 32

            Which has the most effect on performance of resource intensive programs like these.

            smole= smoke
            • 3. Re: Can't perform much slower
              joshtownsend Level 2
              More Ram wouldn't help without changing to a 64 bit os but then Premiere doesn't work with over 4 gig of RAM so that can't be the problem.

              Still not sure what RE smoke or just smoke is. 3rd party effect. You didn't mention whether your processor is single core or what so if it's a single core that might be your problem. If you have a duel or quad then you should call tech support.

              Expect someone to give you a link to how to 'Ask questions properly'

              Sarcasm aside this time.
              • 4. Re: Can't perform much slower
                Jim_Simon Level 8
                >Which has the most effect on performance of resource intensive programs like these.

                First answer has always been and will be for quite a while yet - the CPU.
                • 5. Re: Can't perform much slower
                  Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                  > Rendering ... is taking longer than my first marriage lasted.

                  She probably didn't love you as much as Adobe....