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I installed EMC 8 on my Sony Vaio VGN-FS550. I have 1G of memory and a 1.6G pentium processor. I've only tried to create a slideshow so far but am having the following problems:

1. When I try to add text to a slide, the app hangs until I hit the Cancel button. I am unable to add text.

2. After using the app for several minutes, if I try to run the slidshow, the app hangs.

3. I've tried to burn a dvd. The first time I tried, the progress bar didn't move. I rebooted, tried again and it began. After about 2 hours, the app hung at 94%.

 

I'd like to keep the product, so if there's any patch out there, or any configuration change I can make, I'd like to know. I have shut down my spyware and antivirus when using EMC8, but that hasn't helped.

 

Please help.

 

Thank you.

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Starting with an 8085 of 2mhz, I have watched speeds and fancy graphs for 20+ years.

 

In the real world when you throw them massive linked spreadsheets, Oracle databases, 3D CAD or compiling video files, those pretty graphs fall apart and pure CPU speed prevails.

 

The only time the speed comparisons are invalid is when you try to compare Intel to Motorola. The basic designs are too far apart to compare clock speeds.

 

Not to get off topic, but I remember those days of 650x machine code, and the superiority of the Motorola 680x0 compared to the crap Intel put out at the time. But I also have a lot of real world experience with today’s architecture. There is a reason Intel is abandoning the P4 in favor of future development based on the M. Better performance for lower clock speed. Likewise, AMD processors perform better than equally clocked P4s. However, I do see your point. When you are moving the vast amounts of data you are talking about, you’re more limited by the memory architecture than most anything else.

 

In any event, everyone is welcome to their own opinions, and I'll get off this horse today. I'll maintain the fact that his processor is quite handy enough for EMC8 and I hope someone can help with his problems. I too am finding ECM8 tough to use, especially when Copier crashes every time I launch...

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1.6ghz is 1.6ghz no matter what sort of spin you try to put on it!

 

You are correct.

 

I believe the Centrino is used only when additional refinements are added into the laptop such as a larger on chip memory and other refinements. This allows a laptop with the "Centrino" set up to run at an equivalent performance of a higher Pentium 4 compuer. The Centrino chip is a misnomer. Centrino is really a name for a mobile technology. I believe that the chip is really a Pentium M (for mobile) - at least it is now.

 

I don't want to get into AMD chips and their performance rating.

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Which part of the software are you using to make your slideshow. It is best if you use Videowave. Did you defrag? You might try unchecking burn to disc and check burn image file, then when it is done, go to where you saved it double click to open disc copier and copy to disc.

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I installed EMC 8 on my Sony Vaio VGN-FS550. I have 1G of memory and a 1.6G pentium processor. I've only tried to create a slideshow so far but am having the following problems:

1. When I try to add text to a slide, the app hangs until I hit the Cancel button. I am unable to add text.

2. After using the app for several minutes, if I try to run the slidshow, the app hangs.

3. I've tried to burn a dvd. The first time I tried, the progress bar didn't move. I rebooted, tried again and it began. After about 2 hours, the app hung at 94%.

 

I'd like to keep the product, so if there's any patch out there, or any configuration change I can make, I'd like to know. I have shut down my spyware and antivirus when using EMC8, but that hasn't helped.

 

Please help.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Are you sure your processor speed is correct?? 1.6GHz is really really slow... :)

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For a note miranda_network, this CPU is a Laptop Centrino unit,

 

 

The Intel® Pentium® M Processor, in conjunction with the Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family and the Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection, is a key component of Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology. It delivers outstanding mobile performance and low-power enhancements that enable a variety of laptop designs so you can find the one that fits your mobile lifestyle

 

Features Benefits

 

Power Optimized 533/400 MHz processor system bus, Micro-ops Fusion & Dedicated Stack Manager. Allows faster execution of instructions at lower power.

Support for enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology w/ multiple voltage & frequency operating points. Allows for better match of performance to application demand.

Execute Disable Bit° Support Can help prevent certain classes of malicious “buffer overflow” attacks when combined with supporting operating system. This is an optional feature and is available on the latest Intel® Pentium® M Processors. View processors supporting this feature.

Support for Intel® Mobile Voltage Positioning (Intel® MVP IV). Dynamically lowers voltage based on processor activity to lower thermal design power enabling smaller laptops.

Micro FCPGA & FCBGA packaging technology Optimized for a range of thinner, lighter designs including <1” thick that deliver outstanding performance.

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For a note miranda_network, this CPU is a Laptop Centrino unit,

The Intel® Pentium® M Processor, in conjunction with the Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family and the Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection, is a key component of Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology. It delivers outstanding mobile performance and low-power enhancements that enable a variety of laptop designs so you can find the one that fits your mobile lifestyle

 

Features Benefits

 

Power Optimized 533/400 MHz processor system bus, Micro-ops Fusion & Dedicated Stack Manager. Allows faster execution of instructions at lower power.

Support for enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology w/ multiple voltage & frequency operating points. Allows for better match of performance to application demand.

Execute Disable Bit° Support Can help prevent certain classes of malicious “buffer overflow” attacks when combined with supporting operating system. This is an optional feature and is available on the latest Intel® Pentium® M Processors. View processors supporting this feature.

Support for Intel® Mobile Voltage Positioning (Intel® MVP IV). Dynamically lowers voltage based on processor activity to lower thermal design power enabling smaller laptops.

Micro FCPGA & FCBGA packaging technology Optimized for a range of thinner, lighter designs including <1” thick that deliver outstanding performance.

1.6ghz is 1.6ghz no matter what sort of spin you try to put on it!

 

However the minimum required for slide Shows/DVD Authoring is 1.2ghz, so it is within that limit.

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True, but ghz does not necessarily compare processing speed.

 

http://www.cpuid.com/reviews/PentiumM/index.php

Pentium M 1.3 is roughly equivillent to P4 2.4. Note the OP has a 1.6M.

Starting with an 8085 of 2mhz, I have watched speeds and fancy graphs for 20+ years.

 

In the real world when you throw them massive linked spreadsheets, Oracle databases, 3D CAD or compiling video files, those pretty graphs fall apart and pure CPU speed prevails.

 

The only time the speed comparisons are invalid is when you try to compare Intel to Motorola. The basic designs are too far apart to compare clock speeds.

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