6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2011 7:37 AM by the_wine_snob

    Help getting Premiere Elements running quickly

    mRoy62 Level 1

      Please tell me if i should post this somewhere else, but thought someone here might be able to help me...


      Typically use my computer for PS CS4 and Lightroom 3. Noticed a few speed issues but willing to put up with them for now. However, just used Premiere Elements after a long time not using and my PC just crawls. Here's the spec:

       

      Still on XP! Current system has 2GB RAM (2 x 1 GB, has 4 slots though so room to expand there). The motherboard (GA-M57SLI-S4) supports AMD Socket AM2. (I believe that AM2+ and AM3 CPUs will work in an AM2, but with some reduction in power????). Graphics card is an ATI Radeon 2400 Series. I use Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS4 and Premiere Elements (video editing).

       

       

      Looking to improve speed...

       

      Take it as read that I will upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit and add at least an extra 2 GB RAM. What should I do above and beyond this to get more speed with my apps?

       

      Budget? Not sure. Perhaps the best is to say what could I get for $100, $150, $250.

       

      Appreciate any help anyone can offer.