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Suggestions for more speed with photo editing


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#1 funlover

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:15 PM

I posted this in another forum [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic406406.html/page__gopid__2310988#entry2310988] and they referred me here...

I have the following system and recently installed Win7 64 bit and love it, but lately while working on photo editing, I get the hourglass pretty often. I did download new drivers for the Display adapter. I also tried 4 more gigs of memory, but didn't notice any improvement. I am open to any upgrade suggestions to improve speed and would really appreciate any help.


GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P P45 775
CPU INTEL|C2D E8500 3.16G 775 45N
MEM 2Gx2|CORS TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
CPUCOOLER|ARCTIC P4|ACFZ7-PRO
LG|GH22NS30 22X SATA
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS [Display adapter]
HP w2408 [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n CND8031LY9, January 2008)
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:31 PM

You might want a SATA hard drive for speed improvement or you can get the fast SSD which you will see a big leap in speed.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:39 PM

Ok I will check into that. So do i need a different video card?

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:50 PM

I was looking on Newegg and most SSD's are 2.5". Any suggestions for a 3.5?

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

There are very few 3.5 inch SSD's, however, many SSD products include a bracket to allow for a 2.5 drive. I know most Intel SSD's do. Which photo editing sofware are you using? Some editing software does allow for GPU processing, but not many and those are largely focused on video editing. You are using an older CPU, but I suggest the SSD before going that route since you would have to swap out your motherboard and RAM to see any meaningful increase in speed.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

If I were to swap out my MB, what would you suggest? I use Photoshop Elements 6 mostly and I am also converting old VHS tapes to DVD with Honestech VHS to DVD. I really want SPEED lol!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

If you are converting VHS to DVD's, I assume for archiving, you will need a better CPU. This would be more of an overhaul than an upgrade for your PC given the amount of items that would need to be replaced.

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 - This is a basic motherboard using the brand-new AM3+ socket which is backwards compatible with AM3. The AM3+ CPU's will be out soon and are going to be faster than what is currently on the market. Aside from that, this motherboard supports SATA III and USB 3.0. This motherboard will give you plenty of room to upgrade later on if you choose to get even more speed. Your old CPU will, obviously, not work in this motherboard. $119

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz - This is a six-core AM3 CPU. If your program can utilize all six cores, this will be very fast indeed. $179

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - Given what you are doing, I suggest getting two of these. Your old DDR2 will not work. $39

SSD: Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III - This comes with everything you need to get up and running with an SSD. I suggest using this drive for the OS and frequently used applications, leaving the old traditional drive for everything else. $284

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:39 PM

Thank you...it will take me a while to check all this out.




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