Thinking Of Going To Shuttle Computer

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by williammaw, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. williammaw

    williammaw Guest

    I had an AMD Duron 1.8 GHz machine with 512 MB of RAM, which I recently
    upgraded to Windows XP from Windows 2000, and from TurboCAD 10.x and
    Animation Lab 3.x to TurboCAD 12.0 and Animation Lab 4.0.

    The new setup resolves the problem of memory leaks, unused memory not
    being returned to the free pool, that I had with the old setup.
    However, the performance is so sluggish that the video that takes an
    hour to compile now takes more than 4 hours.

    I am thinking of upgrading to a Shuttle machine with a 3 GHz Pentium 4
    HT or AMD Athalon and at least 1 GB of RAM, since I like the small form
    factor of the Shuttle design.

    I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this transition and
    the payoffs, and if the dual-core or 64 bit versions of the processors
    buy you anything extra?

    Thank you in advance ...
    williammaw, Oct 4, 2006
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  2. The Intel Core 2 Duo are significantly improved over any previous
    AMD or Intel generation. Check out the independent reviews
    before settling for older, slower technology. Good prices, too.
    Richard Crowley, Oct 4, 2006
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  3. williammaw

    Quanta Guest

    I just received a new Core 2 Duo system.

    Accept nothing else and nothing less. It is a dramatic performance boost.
    Quanta, Oct 4, 2006
  4. williammaw

    williammaw Guest

    I assume it's an Intel Pentium.
    williammaw, Oct 4, 2006
  5. williammaw

    Quanta Guest

    Intel's new line are not Pentiums. They are a completely new architecture.

    Core 2 Duo is not a Pentium duo core (Pentium D)....they re-did the thing.
    Quanta, Oct 5, 2006
  6. williammaw

    Quanta Guest

    The 2.4 gHz chip easily exceeds the very highest end Pentium D in almost
    every benchmark.

    The 3+ gHz chip (Core 2 Duo Extreme) still runs at $1k just for the
    chip....but in time, I WANT it. LOL
    Quanta, Oct 5, 2006
  7. williammaw wrote ...
    No. Core is the successor to the Pentium.
    Richard Crowley, Oct 5, 2006
  8. williammaw

    Quanta Guest

    Also, there is a Core Quad on the horizon.
    Quanta, Oct 5, 2006
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