9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2011 1:47 PM by Bill Gehrke

    Ultra Slow Playback

    Jeremy Gadd Level 1

      I am using Premiere Pro 4.2.1. It was working ok until one day recently it started to run ultra slow. Playing back a standard definition AVI file on the Timeline is impossible. Probably moves about 2 frames per second. I'm not sure if it is a hardware issue but it was working fine, ie. I did not do anything to change the set up of the computer.


      Here's the spec:


      Custiom built computer:


      INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6300 2.80ghz

      ASUS P5QPL-VM EPU Mobo

      450W PSU

      Sapphire ATI Radeon 4600 Graphics - 512mb DDR-3

      1 x 500mb HDD (for OS)

      1 x Samsung 1TB HDD (for Video files)

      Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C5 800MHz Dual Channel Memory

      Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit version


      Graphics card has been updated to latest drivers. The card has VGA out and HDMI out. Was working fine using HDMI out to Hitachi HD TV for previews but for some reason has decided to run slow now. No obvious reason for it.