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Old October 27th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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This is my Video computer--

Processor Dual Intel Xeon 3.6GHz Processors, 2MB Cache, 800MHz FSB
Hard Drive 320GB RAID Edition Serial ATA-150 Hard Drive (7200RPM)
Hard Drive 320GB RAID Edition Serial ATA-150 Hard Drive (7200RPM)
Hard Drive 320GB RAID Edition Serial ATA-150 Hard Drive (7200RPM)
Controller Card LSI 6 Port PCI-X SATA RAID Controller, 64MB
Floppy Drive 1.44MB 3.5 Floppy
Cd Rom Drive 16x Dual Layer DVD-R/RW, +R/RW Combo Drive w/Pinnacle Studio Plus, WinDVD5, Nero Express
Video Card 256MB nVidia QuadroFX 3400 PCI Express Graphics Card (Dual DVI-I)
Keyboard Microsoft Natural Elite Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse MPC Optical Wheel Mouse
Oem Software Norton Antivirus 2005 90 Day Introductory Offer
Operating System Software Microsoft (R) Windows?(R) XP Professional w/SP2
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Speaker Customer selects Premium Speakers
Modem Customer Selects No Modem
Power Supply Fixed 600W Power Supply
Network Card Option Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Labor/Service Option RAID 5
Hardware 6 Drive Hot Swap SATA Backplane

So it's a really good computer IMO.

The question I have is why is it so darn slow when I render things in Premier Pro. Our old computer was an AthlonXP3200, 2 gigs of ram and 2 SCSI drives. And really they seem to take the same amount of time to render.

For instance:
I took a 30 min frame and just scaled it down a little bit. It took just about 45 mins to render.

Anyone have any imputs?
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Old October 27th, 2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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Good computer indeed!

With a setup like that I would expect real time or better. Have you checked windows task manager to see if both processors are beying used 100% wile rendering?

Is you computer overclocked? Overclocking does not allways mean better performance.

What raid configuration are you using?

Are Premiere media and scratch disks other than the system drive?

Best regards.
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