I just started recording HD videos on my samsung WB150F camera. However, when I try to edit my 10 to 15 minute videos on my Gateway NV53 laptop the Windows Live Movie Maker program crashes. After using Movie Maker for a few minutes a get the message "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Display drver ATI Radeon Family stopped responding and has successfully recovered." After a while a blue screen pops up and my computer restarts. I went to Best Buy and Tiger Direct and I was told that my Gateway laptop has an integreted graphic card. Therefore, I am better off just buying a new computer. I want to know if this is really true or if they are simply trying to get me to spend money on a new computer. Below I included the information of my Gateway laptop.
AMD Athlon II X2 M300
500 GB HDD
4 GB Memory
If it's better for me to just get a new laptop or desktop what exactly do I need to look for when purchasing a computer for editing HD videos. Do I need to look at the processor, ram, graphic card or what exactly. I"ve been doing research online but I don't know anything about computers so it's very confusing. I am willing to spend up to $1,000 on a new laptop or tower.