I would not say my home built PC is "souped up" but I have ZERO crashes... what I built is at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694
While there are "some" reports of crashes scattered around the forums, I would not at all say this is a "common" problem
You might read in the Hardware sub-forum
I also have zero crashes on a custom system.
I don't have a custom system per say but I have Mac Pro that was customized upon order. Premiere has gone through spurts where it crashes about 4-5 times per session. Maybe it's cause I'm on a Mac? Maybe it's the files? I don't really know. I would trash my plist file if I could find it.
Same here. PP is pretty stable on my self-built system.
I had problems with my previous self-build P5K based system. My new Sandy Bridge E is still running at standard settings but it is absolutely stable - seven 6 hour days editing without a hitch, rather boring in a way!
I find that most people experiencing crashes either a) haven't applied the bug-fix updates or b) are running with third-party effects or drivers that trigger the crash.
That's why my first two questions/suggestions are to install the updates and try without the third- party components.
BTW, here's information about the most recent updates:
No crahses in the last few months
Very good, thanks for the posts. We are on a MacPro currently, which has been very stable thus far with an assortment of third-party cards and are considering an HP EliteBook, or something like that for mobile editing over a MacBook Pro. I'm a bit torn though, having to relearn the PC side again among other things. I ain't getting any younger
I know now, from many of you guys, that you can really build a faster machine on the PC, but I'm wondering how much software plays into this equation. With the Adobe/HP relationship for some years, is the focus more to hone the PC side on the software? Biggest user base... I don't mean this as a criticism, just an honest question as we look to the future.
Some ideas for a Laptop Video Editing PC from past discussions
-NOTE only 1 hard drive in above, so you will need to add a 2nd drive or use eSata for video files
-or Google "ASUS G74SX-BBK7" (without the quote "" marks)
For effective HD video editing, a laptop with the following
-the newer Intel sandy bridge 2720 or 2820 quad processor
-and nvidia graphics preferably the 460m, 485m is a bit much
-1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
-and 8 or 16 gig ram and Win7 64bit Pro
-and 2 internal 7200 HDDs minimum
Thanks John, I'll check those out. ADK was also on our list to check out. We were looking at possibly the Nvidia 3000m since is has the CUDA support, but isn't as pricey at the 4000m and up. Currently we have an external dual mini RAID using eSATA connection that we would be looking to interface with the laptop.