I'm a video editor working on an HP Z400 workstation. I run an Intel Xeon 2.66 quad core with dual Sata hard drives (320 g and 1 TB). OS is Windows 7 Pro 64bit.
Ram was initially 4 gb (2 x 2) DDR3-1333 ECC, which I just upgraded, and leads me to my problem/question.
I bought 2 sticks of 4gb DDR3-1333 ram by Corsair and installed them. My system detected them fine and I'm now listed as running with 12gb of ram. I updated all my custom virtual memory/paging file setups, yet I'm seeing no performance boost! When I performed a test export, using simple standard def DV, the export time was identical to the old render time when I was running the minimum 4gb of ram. More unsettling, when I open a project in Adobe Encore, it actually takes LONGER to load the video. And all this isn't even high def. Just regular DVD res video, which you think would be screaming on my system. I'm concerned I made a mistake with my ram, or something is not set right. Any thoughts?
Your help would be most appreciated!