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I have a gateway 1300 performer/windows xp pro/1152 pc800rd ram ATI Radeon 1300x AGP video card and I reciently purchaced sony vegas movie studeo+dvd 8 platinum edition to use with my sony hdv1 video camera. The software seems to work but previewing and rendering seems to drag and is not usable. The requirements call for an 800 mh to a 2.8 gh processor with a 2.8 gh processor recomended for hdv. I think I need to upgrade the motherboard and processor. Gateway told me I have a ATX motherboard. Do you have any suggestions for upgrades using what I already have or what is your best advice. I have done some minor upgrades or will this be over my head?
Get a new system... Sorry if this isn't what you want to here but RD-ram is stupidly expensive. 512mb of RD-ram is usually a few hundred dollars and hard to find. Since you have RD-ram that means you also have a Pentium 4 processor, probably in the range of 1.2 -1.8 Ghz
Vegas is a great video editing program but it needs way more than speed that that to render a video (in a decent amount of time. it will render on a slower processor, it will just take forever!). You will be much happier of the results if you just replace the computer rather than try to upgrade it.
Posted on Nov 12, 2007
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ATI Radeon X1650Pro (AGP 8x, 512MB) General
Device Type Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Vista Capability This graphics card is capable of running the new Aero interface featured in Windows Vista Home Premium and higher.
Interface Type AGP 8x
Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1650 Pro
Graphics Card Performance This card's graphics processor and memory mean that it is not recommended for most games, but it will still be fine for office applications and other normal computing tasks.
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400.0 MHz
Video Memory Installed 512.0 MB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM 128-bit
Features Avivo Technology
API Supported OpenGL 2.0,
Max Monitors Supported 2.0
TV Interface HDTV out
Analog Video Format S-Video,
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Interfaces 1.0 x DVI-I (dual link) - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15),
1.0 x HDTV output - 29 pin combined DVI,
1.0 x VGA
Compatible Slots 1.0 x AGP
Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP,
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition,
Microsoft Windows Vista
Recommended Power Supply 350.0 Watt
Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM
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