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Old June 5th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Stephen Knapp View Post
... but I sure do recommend that you look at their system requirements before you decide to use them or configure a system that you want to use them.
Exactly. And the idea that you can use a computer for everything else and also Avid goes against what's recommended.

Avid essentially wants you running a dedicated machine for their software: windows updates turned off; anti-virus turned off; no non-essential background processes running. So one machine that will be used to do it ALL really doesn't fit in with Avid's philosophy. Not saying you can't do it. I'm sure there are lots of people who do. I'm just saying you're going to get resistance from customer support if you stray from the path they layout.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 08:33 AM   #17
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If it's any help I run Vegas on a Supermicro system with dual Xeon CPUs. It certainly uses all 4 cores but I've never been able to get them over 70%, not that I've tried terribly hard though. FX seem to have very little impact on encoding times.
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