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Advice for memory upgrade?

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#1 thomjones


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:11 AM

Hi Folks! I am new here... and needing an advice from all who will read this.


i love to do video editing with adobe premiere, but as videos are recorded more often in HD even from my smartphone i feel like there is not enough power anymore.My system is Biostar Hi-Fi A85W motherboard with AMD A8-6500 and 4 GB DDR3.


Now i am wondering if a memory upgrade to 8 GB would really make sense in that case? Or could it be a too slow CPU? 


sincerely appreciate your advices... :inlove:


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:17 PM


I don't think that the memory upgrade would be a waste.

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#3 thomjones

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

That sounds great.


Do you think 8 GB is fine or should i go on 16 GB right away? I am not quite sure if i could do it with my motherboard?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:46 PM

Just depends. Generally an increase to 8gigs of memory will help assuming you are running 64bit OS and Premiere 64 bit.


Once you start processing big HD video files all of your systems get hammered.  Hard drive IO slows you down, especially if you are reading input files and writing output files to the same drive.  Your current CPU processes files in Premiere at about half the speed of some of the Intel i7 and high end AMD CPUs.  Not even going to speculate on GPU acceleration.

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