New system. What can you salvage?
Windows XP: no
Pentium D 830: no
Nvidia Quadro FX 1400: maybe but not advisable
500GB Raid 0: salvagable
2GB DDR2 RAM: no
Look here: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: System Requirements
This is my first post in these forums although I have been lurking around for some time.
To answer your question, I echo Harm (for the most part). Premiere Pro CS5 cannot run at all on Windows XP; it requires a 64-bit operating system to run. And all retail and most OEM versions of XP are strictly 32-bit.
Second, that Pentium D is below Adobe's minimum CPU requirements (CPU performance wise).
Third, although you can carry over that "80GB" Raptor, I wouldn't recommend it: At only about 70 MB/s, its maximum sequential speed is only about half what a current-model 7200 rpm hard drive can achieve.
The RAID 0 can be carried over.
Finally, 2GB is the absolute minimum required by Adobe for CS5, but I would recommend a lot more than that. Moreover, adding more DDR2 RAM is now no longer worth the price, especially if you have to also replace the CPU and motherboard just to even run CS5. And nearly all new motherboards these days use DDR3 RAM.
Hope this helps,
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There is much to be said for registering with REAL NAMES, instead of mysterious nicknames. I prefer the DVINFO approach, but that is another topic.
BTW, I just published your new results.