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    what part of the pc is most important to keep up with all the rendering, one of my builds is

    c2q 6600
    3gb 1066 ddr 2 ram
    2x 500 gb sata hdd
    dvd burner sata
    asus p5k/deluxe mobo
    pny nvidia quattro 1500fx

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    Originally posted by artiev View Post
    what part of the pc is most important to keep up with all the rendering, one of my builds is

    c2q 6600
    3gb 1066 ddr 2 ram
    2x 500 gb sata hdd
    dvd burner sata
    asus p5k/deluxe mobo
    pny nvidia quattro 1500fx
    I am not quite sure about your question, but the CPU is at the core of your rendering tasks, no pun intended!

    Question regarding your 3GB of DDR2 ram. How many sticks of memory do you have installed. I am suspecting that you may not be running in dual channel interleaved mode. This could be costing you a performance hit. That mainboard should have a matched pair of memory sticks in the two slots that are the same color. With 32bit windows, I would just run 2GB for now. If you try to put 4GB (4x 1GB) of memory in, you will need the latest bios and the memory will most likely need manual bios settings as well.

    This is first thing I would do to your system if you feel that it may not be running at it's optimum.
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      Hmm I'm sure DDR2 (PC6400) goes upto 800Mhz, so you're probably looking at DDR3 (Somewhat expensive right now) at 1066Mhz. I would get 2x2GB in this regard, even though Windows 32bit will not see all of it.

      The CPU is a good choice...for programs that will use all cores. It might be a while until everything is multi-core oriented, so you might want to overclock the Q6600 (If you want) to get the best results...but nonetheless, it's the best bang for your buck right now.

      The mobo is a good choice. Hard drives are fine, I recommend Seagate (retail, they carry 5 year warranty).

      Video card is good too...unless you don't really need a Quadro. An 8800GTS/GT (Latest ones) would do in this case.

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      • #4
        the pc works great with the edius pro 4, rendering is extremely fast, i wasnt sure i the video card had to be a quattro since doing multiple timelines takes up alot of power

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