i've searched and read all that i can find on the web and these forums about 'tweaking' for improved performance
these are my final questions that i hope i can get advice:
i am using cs5 production premium dvd with an i7 920
12gb ddr3 ram
geforce 9800gt with cuda 'enabled'
and windows 7 64 bit pro on a 10k hdd
1 drive = os (10k)
1 drive = projects/ media cache (i moved it from its original location (C:\) and saw increases in performance)
1 drive = footage
1 drive = output final renders
1 drive = scratch disks
the following processes are used when rendering PPro, PPro headless, AME, Quicktime Server, Dynamic Link...
1.) Should any of these processes/tasks be elveated to a higher priority: 'high', 'real time'?
2.) With 24gb of ram (the addl 12 arriving Wed) IS A PAGEFILE STILL NECESSARY for performace increases?
the disks are all defragged and 'lean' (ccleaner, spacesniffer, etc., blackviper win7 service tweaks)
thanks in advance