Quote: Originally Posted by firejolt3
the mobo is a 775 socket yes, however the board will handle ddr3 at 1333 FSB. I was surprised when i saw this board.
I'm curious, could you tell its name? it should be printed in biggish letters/numbers close to the RAM slots.
Secondarily, for your next projects, I'd like to point out that the RAM frequency doesn't have a huge impact on performance, so I suggest to take RAM at a slower frequency and invest the savings in a good CPU which does make a lot of difference.
Depending on the program, you may want to have a decent graphic card as well. Not gaming ones, but usually something better than integrated graphics.
He's using Pinnacle and i believe Sony Vegas Pro. As far as the format/resolution of the source footage, and format/resolution at end product is, that i cannot tell you because i do not know. What i do know is the man knows how to do vids, do them well.
I suggest to ask your man if he needs specific ports to connect his stuff and transfer data. More often than not you can find an expansion PCI card or PCIe card for that. I know because I know another guy working with such stuff and downloading raw HD video (which is much longer than the finished product that has tons of video cut away) from a camera takes a looooong
while on USB 2.0 (the only kind of port that mobo likely has).
As far as I know, the GPU (graphic card) is completely irrelevant for Sony vegas 10 or less, and even after that it's not critical. So as long as the CPU doesn't totally suck, you should run fine.
For "Pinnacle", most products seems to require a graphic card that supports DirectX, so the onboard graphics of your mobo may not be enough. Still, even a cheapo graphic card should do.
Knowing that Pinnacle program and what version it is should help nail down its requirements a bit better (ask him the name and version of his software).
i haven't done this but from what i am understanding as long as i am running a 64bit chip and have a 64bit op system i am pretty much good to go on the amount of ram i can pump into it, providing the mobo will support it? ex: 8, 16, 24, 32 GB if mobo will take it, yeah? and i am talking Windows 7 HPrem 64 bit, not ultimate
Agree fully with ignatzatsonic
, Hprem is limited to 16 GB (and the mobo will be limited to that as well), and you really don't need more unless you are running a badass server OR virtual machines. Video editing won't fill 16 GB.
Instead of wasting money on 32 or even 64 gigs of ram (and a mobo that supports it), you should invest in a good CPU and then in a SSD (solid state disk) that allows the machine to be snappy and responsive. (then keep a biggish normal hard drive to keep the bulk of the raw movie stuff, as you may notice SSDs are smaller in capacity and higher in price, raw movie data are going to fill 500 gigs pretty quick, but again, ask your man to get more tailored needs).