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  • Raja
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    Try CPU-Z. A Great little free utility that gives you all the info you need without opening your case. You don't even need to install it. Just download it and run the exe file.

    Get it from http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

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  • Jerry
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    Originally posted by David Ice View Post
    Thanks Jerry for the response. Being new here, alas, I don't know who Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark are. What are their "nicks" or handles?

    I don't know if there is a bios update. I have a Super Micro motherboard. I can't seem to find anything other than that (I'm not tech savvy at all when it comes to bios, motherboards, front side buss, etc.) and I can't seem to find a BIOS version number anywhere, even when I go to setup. I would wonder, though, if it was a 2002 or early 2003 motherboard if it could handle such a processor...wouldn't the dies and all have changed?

    I know that when I have needed a professional to repair things, we tried to update the bios and it was a nightmare trying to find out where/when/who and get the exact one. If I remember we eventually just left it alone because it was literally "chose one of the following 20 updates" and no way to be sure which one.

    I have noticed that Core Micro has dual Xenon quad core systems as turnkey Edius systems, and was wondering about them.....also, I'm hoping to purchase the Sony PMW-EX1 with the 35mbs data rate and go full HD as opposed to HDV. My current system is starting to show some strugges with complicated HDV projects and ergo, I'm looking at upgrading.

    David Ice
    Your bios number will be on boot up just before the ram count.
    Mark asked about the model number of your motherboard.

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  • SRsupport
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    The second gen macpro (1600fsb) work great with Edius under bootcamp.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883104031

    btw macmall has a $150 rebate on that system. :)

    Steve
    Last edited by SRsupport; 05-01-2008, 05:02 PM.

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  • Vobes
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    Hi David

    I am in the same situation as you. I have crossed the divid from DV to HD and purchased the EX1 although not been able to attempt any serious editing until i upgrade the system. So if you get any good sugestions for a not too expensive setup do pass on the gen.

    My only grief withthe EX1 is the Sony format of the footage. While Edius Broadcast recognises it fine, I can't bring it into AE or Combustion to edit with as the codec is not recognised. I am assuming a workabout it to convert it to some thing else in Edius, but its just another step in the mix!

    Good luck, David.

    Vobes

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  • David Ice
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    Originally posted by Jerry View Post
    You might want to address that to Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark. They all have similar or faster setups.

    Also, will your bios update to handle 2 dual core Xeons? or even 2 quads? That way all you are spending is for the processor.
    Thanks Jerry for the response. Being new here, alas, I don't know who Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark are. What are their "nicks" or handles?

    I don't know if there is a bios update. I have a Super Micro motherboard. I can't seem to find anything other than that (I'm not tech savvy at all when it comes to bios, motherboards, front side buss, etc.) and I can't seem to find a BIOS version number anywhere, even when I go to setup. I would wonder, though, if it was a 2002 or early 2003 motherboard if it could handle such a processor...wouldn't the dies and all have changed?

    I know that when I have needed a professional to repair things, we tried to update the bios and it was a nightmare trying to find out where/when/who and get the exact one. If I remember we eventually just left it alone because it was literally "chose one of the following 20 updates" and no way to be sure which one.

    I have noticed that Core Micro has dual Xenon quad core systems as turnkey Edius systems, and was wondering about them.....also, I'm hoping to purchase the Sony PMW-EX1 with the 35mbs data rate and go full HD as opposed to HDV. My current system is starting to show some strugges with complicated HDV projects and ergo, I'm looking at upgrading.

    David Ice

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  • shueardm
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    Do you know what motherboard you have?

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  • Jerry
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    Originally posted by David Ice View Post
    Hello Everybody,

    This is my first post here, but I've been using Canopus products since their DV Rex RT.

    My question: I currently have a 6 year old system, running dual Xenon 3.0GHZ processors. No dual core, just 2 processors with hyperthreading. I'm using the first incarnation of Edius NX and Edius 4.51.

    Is it worth the costs (in terms of speed and performance) to go dual or quad-core dual Xenons? I mean, if it only saves me 5% in processing time, spending $8K may not be worth it. I'm just curious how other's experiences have been. As it is my HD to MPEG 2 720x480 is about 1.3x realtime, and my HD to HD MPEG (1920x1080) is averaging about .18 realtime.

    Thanks!


    David Ice
    You might want to address that to Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark. They all have similar or faster setups.

    Also, will your bios update to handle 2 dual core Xeons? or even 2 quads? That way all you are spending is for the processor.

    Leave a comment:


  • David Ice
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    Question about computer upgrade

    Hello Everybody,

    This is my first post here, but I've been using Canopus products since their DV Rex RT.

    My question: I currently have a 6 year old system, running dual Xenon 3.0GHZ processors. No dual core, just 2 processors with hyperthreading. I'm using the first incarnation of Edius NX and Edius 4.51.

    Is it worth the costs (in terms of speed and performance) to go dual or quad-core dual Xenons? I mean, if it only saves me 5% in processing time, spending $8K may not be worth it. I'm just curious how other's experiences have been. As it is my HD to MPEG 2 720x480 is about 1.3x realtime, and my HD to HD MPEG (1920x1080) is averaging about .18 realtime.

    Thanks!

    David Ice
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