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Hello again, I bet you all are fed up with asking questions after questions, I used have just 252mb of ram and brought 500mb ram so have in total over 700mb ram. This made the computer work faster and can open other application etc quicker. However when I installed Roxio 9 the compute is still fast but you can tell its a bit slower than usuall, do you thik if i brought a bit more ram it would improve things??? :)

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Hello again, I bet you all are fed up with asking questions after questions, I used have just 252mb of ram and brought 500mb ram so have in total over 700mb ram. This made the computer work faster and can open other application etc quicker. However when I installed Roxio 9 the compute is still fast but you can tell its a bit slower than usuall, do you thik if i brought a bit more ram it would improve things??? :)

 

Adding more RAM helps.........up to a point.

 

The speed of your processor has a bearing on the issue as well.

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Adding more RAM helps.........up to a point.

 

The speed of your processor has a bearing on the issue as well.

 

 

Thank for your reply my processeor is about 2ghz that should be suficent is there anyway to increse this? I was thinking of buying a gig of ram that should make it quicker shouldnt it? Many thanks in advance.

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Thank for your reply my processeor is about 2ghz that should be suficent is there anyway to increse this? I was thinking of buying a gig of ram that should make it quicker shouldnt it? Many thanks in advance.

 

Increasing RAM will help a bit but the limiting factor is your CPU speed and there is no way to increase that. You will have to practice patience when doing video work! :)

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One thing to watch in the RAM is, if your motherboard supports Dual Channel RAM is that you add equal amounts to EACH of the two channels - 2 x 256 or 2 x 512 is fine - 1 x 256 and 2 x 256 will push it back to single channel with a performance hit

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Thank for your reply my processor is about 2ghz that should be sufficient is there anyway to increse this? I was thinking of buying a gig of ram that should make it quicker shouldn't it? Many thanks in advance.

KAZ,

We would need more specific details. A 2 GHz Celeron or Pentium 4 isn't very powerful by today's standards. A 2 GHz Athlon 64 X2 or Intel Core 2 Duo are quite powerful.

 

More RAM should definitely be better... if you noticed Creator slowing down than something is not right. As Daithi (gi7omy) pointed out, be sure you follow the instructions for your motherboard when you install dual-channel DDR RAM. Another thing to check is your virtual memory setting (page file). If you had manually set the size of the page file you may need to adjust this after adding more memory. You might need to defragment the page file (check sysinternals.com ... now owned by Microsoft... for PageDefrag).

 

Tom

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Actually, even if you didn't manually reset the page file, it needs reset to a minimum of double the RAM (it will NOT increase in size automatically).

 

Set both min and max values to the same size as this will prevent it fragmenting in the future

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Actually, even if you didn't manually reset the page file, it needs reset to a minimum of double the RAM (it will NOT increase in size automatically).

 

Set both min and max values to the same size as this will prevent it fragmenting in the future

 

thankyou for the info here is my pc spec, i was hoping to get roxio delux do u know what differnce there is? and is my pc capable?

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DeLuxe just has a few extra bits - more themes and so on in content, a lite version of sound soap.

 

Basically, if your machine struggles with 9, it will struggle with DeLuxs - if it runs it, then it will also run DeLuxe. The basic programs are the same (just a lot more bells and whistles)

 

What may help is if you go to the start menu, select run and type in msconfig - in that disable MediaWatch (and also Drag to Disc ) and close and reboot. You will get a nag screen at reboot saying you have disabled some start up items - click to tell it to go away and don't come back. That may make things go a bit faster

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DeLuxe just has a few extra bits - more themes and so on in content, a lite version of sound soap.

 

Basically, if your machine struggles with 9, it will struggle with DeLuxs - if it runs it, then it will also run DeLuxe. The basic programs are the same (just a lot more bells and whistles)

 

What may help is if you go to the start menu, select run and type in msconfig - in that disable MediaWatch (and also Drag to Disc ) and close and reboot. You will get a nag screen at reboot saying you have disabled some start up items - click to tell it to go away and don't come back. That may make things go a bit faster

 

i thank can not find media watch etc.. how are the spelt in there? is ther any additonal bits you can add for this program like themes etc..

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i thank can not find media watch etc.. how are the spelt in there? is ther any additonal bits you can add for this program like themes etc..

 

It's Media Watch when it's running - in startup tho it's RoxWatchTray9

 

The only extra themes are in the DeLuxe pack - you can't as far as I know get those seperately

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