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    get my pc faster

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    i'm finding 1 harddrive isnt so fast, as ive got 1 x 250 gig split into 3 parts,
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    now all my movies are saved as avi's to save space, and when i want to burn to disk, i just convert it before i burn, but if i do this,i find my harddrive wont allow me to do much else,

    so if i buy another harddrive, a 320 gig or something , keep all my films on that and even when converting my avi's, keep them all within that 320 harddrive, and then just use my 250 which i have now for OS and storing music, would this allow me to be able to use my pc hassle free then?

    i have 1 gig of ram incase any body is gonig to ask how much ram ive got.

    i am going to get another hdd in time, but if it will improve alot by what i suggested, then it'll make me get one much quicker.
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    any suggestions

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    when your converting your films what sort of load is there on the CPU - i think if your converting films there pretty intense on your CPU as well, a new HD should increase things but not as much as your hoping for i feel
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976
    when your converting your films what sort of load is there on the CPU - i think if your converting films there pretty intense on your CPU as well, a new HD should increase things but not as much as your hoping for i feel
    I think johnny is right converting films is more cpu intensive my geuss is that your system is unresponsive is down to your cpu being at 100% ish and not able to respond to anything else.

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    As well as a vote for CPU load, how much physical/available RAM do you have? If windows is thrashing your swap file, then that is going to slow things down as well.
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    all in all the rest of the system will more likely reach capacity load before the hdd so buying a new one isn't going to help none too much.

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    ok well ive got 1024 of ocz ram...

    my cpu doesnt run at 100% never has, it's a 3800x2 at its at 2.3 clocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby_ice
    ok well ive got 1024 of ocz ram...

    my cpu doesnt run at 100% never has, it's a 3800x2 at its at 2.3 clocked.
    Might be worth finding something that can max your CPU, nero vision is pretty good for burning DVD's, and is multi-threaded. Takes me a about 45mintues start to finish to convert an avi to DVD and burn.

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    how long does it take you to convert an avi?? do you set it to low priority when converting??
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    about 20 maybe 25 minutes if its a long film to convert to dvd from avi

    then 15 minutes to burn

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby_ice
    about 20 maybe 25 minutes if its a long film to convert to dvd from avi

    then 15 minutes to burn
    Heh thats faster than me. You best bet would be a 16x DVD-rw for a speed boost. what program are you using? As I have have a faster processor/system and it takes me longer than you

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    yeh mine takes longer than that - although using i usually set it to low priority, i find that if it does it to quick then the audio and video are out of sync
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976
    yeh mine takes longer than that - although using i usually set it to low priority, i find that if it does it to quick then the audio and video are out of sync
    Well I surf etc at the same time, but thats not enough to make that much difference. I'm using nero vision though, just wondering if theres a faster program.

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    i set burn ect to low speed. and still takes this long, ive done a avi to dvd in about 17 minutes !

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby_ice
    i set burn ect to low speed. and still takes this long, ive done a avi to dvd in about 17 minutes !
    I still wanna know what programs you're using

    20mins for a full conversion and DVD burn is plenty fast enough btw.

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    Getting the other hard drive would help a lot. Most programs are set to low priority by default so you'll always be able to do other stuff without worrying about the encoding program taking up all the cpu power.

    Obviously this isn't the case with the HDD since the encoding will using the hard drive pretty intensively.

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