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Windows 7: Upgrade advice wanted.

11 Jun 2018   #1
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 
Upgrade advice wanted.

My old self build PC is now struggling to work with editing 4K video I would like a little advice on a possible upgrade.
Currently I have:
Intel(TR) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80 GHz
8GB RAM
Windows Seven Pr 64 bit
NVIDEA GeForce GTX 460

I would like if it is possible a economic upgrade to make editing 4k video as pain free as possible.
Thanks


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11 Jun 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

How big is your hard drive? How much free space do you have? You need to have sufficient free space, say, at least 30 GB, after you have copied everything to the drive.

Defrag your hard drive. If it is badly fragmented, that will slow things down. (Mild defragmentation won't make much of a difference.)

Consider getting an SSD. Read this before deciding what kind to get.

Increase your memory to 16 GB, if your computer will allow for it.
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12 Jun 2018   #3
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
How big is your hard drive? How much free space do you have? You need to have sufficient free space, say, at least 30 GB, after you have copied everything to the drive.

Defrag your hard drive. If it is badly fragmented, that will slow things down. (Mild defragmentation won't make much of a difference.)

Consider getting an SSD. Read this before deciding what kind to get.

Increase your memory to 16 GB, if your computer will allow for it.
Hi and cheers for responding.
I have plenty of hard drive space and they are not fragmented. SSD would no doubt help as would more RAM though I need to check if I have space. I do think I need a new processor/motherboard though.
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12 Jun 2018   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

What I've done in the past for Myself and for clients is specified a Bare Bones PC unit (People like Scan often have these available as do a lot of smaller companies).

A barebones system will contain a case, (or not if you want to re-use your existing one), motherboard, with Processor and RAM, (existing RAM can be used but will likely limit the total speed of the system), and anything else you specify such as an SSD and a modern Graphics system - They will sometimes Include an OS but if you have a Retail copy on your old hardware this can be transferred. It's then normal to set the SSD as your System Boot drive and re-use your old drive for storage only, DVD drives may also be transferred if you still use them. You then utilise your existing Monitor Mouse & Keyboard, plus any other specific hardware (joystick? Pen Tablet? ...)

This type of upgrade will provide you with a major upgrade, (with things such as USB3 SATA 6MB/s drive controllers Etc), for a lot less than a total new system and often less than you could buy and build yourself
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12 Jun 2018   #5
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

I'm guessing that the main bottleneck in your system is the final video rendering stage. This is mainly down to cpu power. That old i5 hasn't enough horses IMHO. Here's a couple of more modern chips for comparison - one Intel and one AMD. The new AMD Ryzens give very good bang for bucks.


The scores in this comparison are directly proportional to render times, so these 2 cpus would output a video in around 25% of the time on your old i5.


cpu benchmark
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12 Jun 2018   #6
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
What I've done in the past for Myself and for clients is specified a Bare Bones PC unit (People like Scan often have these available as do a lot of smaller companies).

A barebones system will contain a case, (or not if you want to re-use your existing one), motherboard, with Processor and RAM, (existing RAM can be used but will likely limit the total speed of the system), and anything else you specify such as an SSD and a modern Graphics system - They will sometimes Include an OS but if you have a Retail copy on your old hardware this can be transferred. It's then normal to set the SSD as your System Boot drive and re-use your old drive for storage only, DVD drives may also be transferred if you still use them. You then utilise your existing Monitor Mouse & Keyboard, plus any other specific hardware (joystick? Pen Tablet? ...)

This type of upgrade will provide you with a major upgrade, (with things such as USB3 SATA 6MB/s drive controllers Etc), for a lot less than a total new system and often less than you could buy and build yourself
Thanks an interesting option, once I get time I shall look closer at that.
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12 Jun 2018   #7
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badcrc View Post
I'm guessing that the main bottleneck in your system is the final video rendering stage. This is mainly down to cpu power. That old i5 hasn't enough horses IMHO. Here's a couple of more modern chips for comparison - one Intel and one AMD. The new AMD Ryzens give very good bang for bucks.


The scores in this comparison are directly proportional to render times, so these 2 cpus would output a video in around 25% of the time on your old i5.


cpu benchmark
Not so much final render, I can always wait for that, it is more the build and editing in the timeline that is slow.
I am advised that although Ryzens are very good they would be much slower with premiere Pro due to Adobe not havong it sorted yet
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