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joe645



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: PC versus PC Reply with quote

This is not an earth shattering inquiry but I would like some input as to the following. I do a lot of video conversions and have two PC to use.
#1 is an AMD Phenom 9750 CPU @ 1.21ghz with 3.0gb ram. I am using Windows XP Pro V. 2002 SP3.
#2 is an INTEL Pentium 4 CPU @2.40ghz with 2.50gb ram. It uses the same OS.
If I use #2 to convert a video file to say PSP, the time is takes to complete is about 3x the time it would have taken if I used the #1 computer. Given what is shown here, I don't understand why #2 is slower than #1. Both are virus clean as well as spyware, maleware, etc. THKS.
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JonS



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) RAM makes a big difference in video processing ability - that extra 512MB is enough to make an improvement in file handling. Presumably the Phenom RAM is also running at a higher speed
2) presumably the Phenom in multicore, the P4 single core. Again, big difference if the video software can handle it
3) you don't mention motherboard chipsets. These can make a big difference
4) you don't mention the graphics card. SOME video editing packages can use the hardware acceleration of SOME graphics cards, making quite major processing improvements. e.g. the current crop of Edius software appears to be able to use the acceleration of nVidia cards, but not ATi
5) speed of hard drive, and available free capacity on the drive can make a big difference. As can size and location of the swap file
6) other software on the machine can have a big effect as well
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joe645



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply. I will try to update with more info the next time
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