Why not start with the embedded graphics instead of buying an extra card? With these specs, it makes no sense to get a CUDA capable card if you are on a tight budget.
If the speed is not what you want, you can always add memory, get a better PSU, add disks, get a better mobo and then get a better graphics card.
with these specs,i.e without graphics card, will i be able to edit hdv footage?
HDV should go marginally OK when using the on-board graphics. Getting a dedicated graphics card on an otherwise boderline system does not make much sense. First priorities are increasing RAM, getting a better PSU, more disks, a better mobo and if that still does not help enough, a better video card than the on-board one.
thanks for the reply harm. i thought of having a graphics card cuz my system sometimes hangs while i edit videos in premiere cs5 as well as grass valley edius 6. it also hangs sometimes while playing video in media player hence i thought of video card. can't figure out wht cud be the problem. but when the system hangs and if i press the reset button the comp shuts downs properly. any hardware related issue u suspect?
What is your disk setup and have you tuned your system?
The H67 chipset itself may be partly to blame. If you look at the Benchmark Results table on the PPBM5 Web site, you'll find three systems based on H67 motherboards on that list. All three of those are extremely slow in timeline exports/playback even in MPE GPU mode (despite the integrated video being "disabled" in favor of a discrete GPU): More than 100 seconds, compared to about 6 seconds (at best) for those same GPUs and CPUs on a P67 motherboard.
also hangs sometimes while playing video in media player
If you can't even PLAY video, I don't think you will have success trying to edit video
What is your hard drive setup?
My 3 hard drives are configured as... (WD = Western Digital)
1 - 320G WD Win7 64bit Pro and all programs
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and video projects
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write
my hard disk setup is as follows:
1tb - seagate for OS
180 gb - seagate for perviews
250 gb - for video storage
dear harm can u kindly explain me what u mean by tuning my system?
That setup is less than ideal: Your two smaller-capacity drives are significantly slower (in sequential transfers) than your 1TB OS drive. (In fact, given the age of those disks, their sequential transfer speed is likely less than half as fast as the 1TB OS drive - about 45~50 MB/s average/60~65 MB/s max versus 100~105 MB/s average/130 MB/s max for the OS drive. Worse, the maximum sequential transfer speed of those two older disks is almost as slow as the minimum sequentual transfer speed of the 1TB OS disk.) The fact that your system's video work disks are significantly slower than your system's OS disk results in an imbalanced disk setup (which results in a disk I/O throughput being significantly slower than what the system is capable of). I would replace those two smaller-capacity hard drives with two fast-performing 1TB hard drives if I were you. I would have suggested four 1TB hard drives in two paired RAID 0 arrays if it weren't for the fact that the Intel-branded H67 motherboard has only three internal SATA 3.0 Gbps ports (the fourth SATA 3.0 Gbps channel is used for the rear-panel eSATA port instead of a fourth internal SATA 3.0 Gbps port on that motherboard) in addition to its two internal SATA 6.0 Gbps ports (this is because the lower-end Intel-branded motherboards do not have a discrete eSATA controller chip from Marvell or Jmicron; thus, the eSATA port is run directly off of the H67 PCH's native SATA controller).
Tuning your system includes removing MSN, games and sidebar from the Windows installation, turning off Aero, indexing and compression, setting a static pagefile on your fastest non-OS disk, removing registry entries for unneeded startup programs like mDNSResponder and jusched, killing unneeded processes when running PR, disabling unneeded services, etc.
Look here, as it also applies to Win7: Adobe Forums: Guide for installing and tuning a Vista...