Okay the program is running better but still runs low on memory after a hour or so of use. It stumbles along at times..last night it gave me the dreaded had to shut down message.. I did the recommended Defrag, temp files cleaning etc...A friend with this program thought maybe the Graphics card was a bit weak it's a 128mb nvidia geforce 8300 gs.... so here's my machine..windows XP purchased Feb of this year.. Dell 530 inspirion,320g hard drive,128mb nvidia geforce 8300 gs graphics card, 3 gigs of Ram, 21" moniter, Sp2 What do you folks think? thanks again..
Your graphics card should be fine... PE does not make use of the graphics card GPU. The minimum computer requirements will depend on what type of sources files are you editing? Do you have any large resolution photos in your project? And how long is your project... these will impact the preformance of PE.