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I don't think that is worth the investment on that kind of machine. On a better chassis in a better case with more extension possibilities, yes, but on the Dell, it is hell.
I don't think a hundred quad cores would still be enough to run CS4. ;-)
Work is paying for the machine(so I'm stuck with Dell) and they are not ready to support Vista right now. I'm getting the option to have vista but with the xp downgrade feature. I have to let the IT guys know if it's worth getting the second processor or not. If there are any real benefits to having two quad processors.
Dual processors are great when you're running multiple apps at the same time. If you're rendering out a timeline, you can run another app while PP is rendering the timeline.
****** Per Adobe's spec's, the system requirements call out 2GHz or faster for DV, 3.4GHz for HDV and dual 2.8 for HD. Hope that helps.
>the system requirements call out 2GHz or faster for DV
WOW! that's a lot of overhead for Premiere. Used to be DV would work just fine even before there was such a thing as a GHz CPU. I recall having no issues at all with Premiere 6.5 and a 400MHz processor.