Anyone running Dual core 64 bit yet?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Bill Quinn, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Bill Quinn

    Bill Quinn Guest

    I'm thinking of upgrading my NLE computer to dual core (or dual core with HT
    (Extreme Edition), and 64 bit computing. Has anyone already done this? (last
    time I posted this at least one person was nearly there). The big question.
    is it worth it? I'm using PPro 1.5 and Boris Red.

    There does seem to be a lack of 64-bit drivers. Would the apps have to run
    under WOW as well? If so I'd probably hold off on XP 64.

    Bill Quinn, Nov 1, 2005
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    Tdrby Guest

    The AMD chips are awesome. Even though you are not running a 64 bit
    operating system, it runs 32 bit programs with no problem at all.
    Since it has two complete processors, I can video edit, capture as
    well as do a whole bunch of other stuff and not so much as a hicup.

    The 64 bit programs and especially the drivers are still not to market
    yet. Do not go with the XP 64 bit version yet, far too soon to go
    that route yet. If you have the AMD x2 chip though, in the future
    when 64 bit versions are available all you need is a wipe and reload
    and your hardware is ready.

    This is what I have

    AMD x2 dual core 4600 processor
    4 GB Ram
    1 TB hard drive space (x4 250 Gig Maxtor Maxline drives)
    first 2 drives configured in RAID 0 stripe, awesomely fast.
    GeForce 7800 GTX (256 Meg Ram on card)
    Premiere Pro v1.51
    After Effects v6.5
    Encore v1.5

    For video editing, it is so smokin fast. Rendering times have gone
    from getting a drink and going to the bathroom down to writing a memo
    on a postit note beside the computer and when I look up, it is done.
    Tdrby, Nov 1, 2005
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