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How much of an impact does the GPU have on the Studio15 Ult. program?

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#1 bozobytes2


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

How much of an impact does the GPU have on the Studio15 Ult. program?

I was going to post this in the Windows7 Forum, but because this might be a GPU hardware issue, I am parking it here.

Video card (MAYBE) causing issues with Studio15 and other programs. I have been experiencing lots of issues with my Studio15 Ultimate, and thought it was the program. Every time I would be in the EDIT MOVIE mode, I would add a simple transition, and the screen would turn white ("GHOSTING"), and then I would get the ("NON-RESPONDING") message all the time.

So I uninstalled Pinnacle S15, until I know what's causing these issues. These happen online and offline.

Then I thought it maybe the Win7, then the CPU, and then I was talking with MSI, the maker of my P-35 MS-7345 Platinum Motherboard, Socket 775, and they told me it was most likely the GPU. he hears the same thing with the MSI GPU's.
My self-build is about 4 and a half years old, same as the GPU, and when I originally bought it, I was using a 32 Bit Win XP, but now I use WIN7 (64) and have updates on my GPU all the time.

Windows7 PRO 64 (SP1)
700w Thermaltake PSU
Nvidia GeForce 8600GT Pci-e GPU
American Megatrends Inc. v.1.10 / 11/10/08 / Current Bios version - 1.A0 / Online v. 1.C0 / VGA Bios v. / Installed Physical memory -8GB DDR2 / Available Physical memory -6.12GB / DirectX 11

I performed a VIDEO CARD STABILITY TEST v. I ran this utility and the benchmark for my Graphic card, after 9 hours of testing came back a 95.

Has anyone else experienced these issues with their GPU, while working in S15, and what was your problem? Thanks!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:27 AM

I have Pinnacle Studio HD 15...never had any problems with it or earlier versions of Pinnacle/Avid software.

Not clear from your post...but if symptoms arise when doing something other than using Pinnacle...it's not the software.

In regards to your question...the video requirements for Pinnacle or any other video-editing software (I also use Corel/Ulead Studio 12) are minimal...I use onboard video and the video requirements for the software are minimal, IMO. The state of your hard drive probably has more to do with any glitches than anything I've experienced while capturing/editing/rendering.


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