4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2011 1:24 PM by pr1m8

    Optimal setup HDD and Software Settings

    pr1m8 Level 1

      I am doing a system reload to setup one of my systems to be

      dedicated to video editing and effects. My Hardware is:


      • MB: P6t Delux V2
      • OS: Win7 64bit
      • CPU: I7 920 (Stock no OC)
      • GPU: Nvidia 285
      • RAM 12GB @1600
      • HDD 1: 500GB 7200 RPM
      • HDD 1: 500GB 7200 RPM
      • HDD 1: 1TB 7200 RPM
      • HDD 1: 1TB 7200 RPM
      • HDD 1:1.5TB External USB for backups only


      Software I user Premiere Pro CS5, After Effects CS5, SoundBooth CS5 and Photoshop CS5. My question for software is how to best set it up. I have seen many caching/Scratch setups and various CPU Ram allocations and honestly I am a bit confused by it. Also the render Performance vs Memory seems to make no difference in render times. Is one better to select over the other? I use Dynamic Linking a lot so I am not sure if that makes a difference in anything.


      I know all this info can be found in various threads in the forum but I get some conflicting info as I read through them.


      One last question. Should a reboot be done prior to exporting? I might spend hours doing effects and cuts and I am concerned the RAM gets a little full so I reboot before I render because it gives me a warm fuzzy, but is it really necessary?



      Thanks in advance... TJ