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Hi, I'm pretty new to computer building and upgrading and new to these forums and I am seeking some help in speeding up my computer. I just recently built a new pc and It's pretty fast compared to what I had before. I have a Core 2 Duo Quad core 2.4 gig processor, and 4 gigs of ddr2 pc1000 memory. I'm able to encode and burn a DVD in about 30 minutes and while doing so I see that the cpu is at about 50% usage and the memory is at about 25%. If I were to double the memory, going to 8 gigs would that make a difference or would it be no change at all because its only at 25% usage. Also if I were to overclock the cpu would that speed the encoding process up or is that the max it will do because its only at 50%? Thanks for the help in advance.
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The idea here is to find what the speed bottleneck is. Obviously it's not the memory or CPU so I would look elsewhere. One thing I've found that it's faster to read the file you are encoding from one drive and write it to another. You can use an external drive for part of this. Also make sure you drives are sata2 and the jumpers are correctly set for sata2.

Edited by Tyger, 02 April 2008 - 07:08 PM.

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I'll try that, I have a 10,000RPM drive i'm reading and writing it back to, but I have a 7200 rpm drive too.. I'll try to output the file to the slower drive and see if that speeds up, so buying the extra memory would just be a waste of money? and overclocking wouldn't help it either? thanks
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