How to Speed PC for Video Editing

Dell / Dell dv051...
June 13, 2010 at 09:08:38
Specs: XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP 3, 2.8GHz / 1GB
I have a Dell E310 that is 3 or 4 years old I guess. I have been doing a lot of video editing and it works fine except it bogs down sometimes and takes too long between each click and edit. I tried adding more memory but that did not work so I put the original memory cards back in to restore order. The PC already has an integrated graphics card (I think) My question is - can anyone recommend what I can do or add that will help my video editing go better? Thanks much.

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#1
June 15, 2010 at 15:07:16
"I tried adding more memory but that did not work"

yes, add more ram, did you get matching ram for your pc or was it mismatched? Use
http://www.crucial.com/
to check your PC specs and see if how much you can actually run. More ram, better performance. Also you may want to run a better video card if you only have integrated video.

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#2
June 15, 2010 at 18:01:44
thank you. actually i returned the new ram cards - each was 1GB as opposed to 512 each for original. my pc only has 2 32 pin slots so I guess I can only go to larger chips but 2 max. the seller in ebay is a memory card dealer and the ram i bought was specified for my pc. not sure though. i will consider purchased upgrades directly from Dell but it is more expensive. I was not sure whether I could add a separate video card to my pc since Dell built on into the circuit. If you are saying I can do that can you recommend a good card that will be under $100 - thank you very much. I will try the link to test my system that you put in your response.

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#3
June 15, 2010 at 18:09:10
I ran the analysis and they confirm 1GB per slot is max. They say 1GB 240-pin DIMM and show a pretty good price. The ram I bought from ebay that I sent back is described as:

DDR2, 240Pin, High Quality Memory, Lifetime Warranty

240 Pin, Gold Leads
1024MB 128x64 DDR2 Dual Channel
Low Density Chip Configuration (High Compatibility)
6 Layer low noise shielded PCB board
This is a Non ECC, Non REGISTERED
Compatible with all DDR2 Boards
SPD Support
Great Quality and Performance


Can you tell anything from that description? Thanks again.


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#4
June 15, 2010 at 23:02:34
"my pc only has 2 32 pin slots"

"I ran the analysis and they confirm 1GB per slot is max. They say 1GB 240-pin DIMM"

So, which is it, 32 pin (doubtful) or 240 pin? How can we advise you if you give incorrect information?

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#5
June 16, 2010 at 03:10:48
Sorry it is 2x240 pin slots

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