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  • Sun, Jan 6 2008 3:46 PM

    • John
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    FRONT SIDE BUS FSB 667 not 1333

    Hello my fellow Avideers

    I have a curve ball for you....

    I have a dell precison 490 with a single 3GHz XEON Processor. 2GB Ram, NVIDIA FX 3500 GFX card , I also have a SDI Mojo and I am running Avid express pro on it....

    BUT the processor FSB is only 667 not 1333. I did not realise this when I bought the machine but I have since noticed that the laptop equivalents work fine on this chip set...

    MY QUESTIONS...

    a) If I get a second 3GHz XEON Prossor to take advangage of the DUAL technology on offer ... will I be opening a can of worms with compatiblity? At the moment I MIGHT get thorugh a days editing without a crash... Im wonreding if the FSB667 is the trouble..?

    b) I have a copy of Media composer 2.7.2 and I would like to install it on this machine..I am going to install a second bank of 2GB of ram to bring it up to 4 so my new spec would be

    Dell Precsion 490 with 2x XEON 3GHz FSB 667 and 4 GB ram with 3500 GFX card

    WOULD THIS FALL OVER RUNNING MEDIA COMPOSER 2.7.2 with SDI MOJO?????

     

    ALL POSTS WELCOME! John Ferguson

    Media Composer 6 on HPZ800, 12GB Ram, 2x Mac Pro MC 5 and 5.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Jan 6 2008 5:10 PM In reply to

    • AdamGiles
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    Re: FRONT SIDE BUS FSB 667 not 1333

    Installing a second processor can only be a good thing, providing it matches the one already in.
    Never used a dell 490 with Avid, so can't comment on it's stability though.
    HP XW8400 12Gig Ram Symphony Nitris Classic 4.0.5: HP 8710W 4 Gig Ram. M.C. 4.0.5. Mojo SDI: HP XW8200 Dual 3.06 4 Gig Ram M.C. 4.0.5 AdrenalineHD: ... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Jan 6 2008 7:12 PM In reply to

    • John
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    Re: FRONT SIDE BUS FSB 667 not 1333

    ADAM

    Thanks for reply

    I am really just asking is the FSB such a big deal.... If not why the emphasis on 1333?

    I am reluctant to upgrade current machine if 667 is a weak link Ild rather buy a lower GHz machine with the correct FSB than charge on and end up with complications later...

    Thanks again for letting me know your thoughts

    John

    Media Composer 6 on HPZ800, 12GB Ram, 2x Mac Pro MC 5 and 5.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Jan 6 2008 11:53 PM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: FRONT SIDE BUS FSB 667 not 1333

    A FSB speed of 667 MHz will probably be more than adequate for your needs.  It's unlikely to cause you problems down the track.  In any case there isn't a linear relationship between FSB speed and performance - there are w-a-a-a-y too many other variables.
    MC 7.0.3 - Asus P6T Deluxe V2 mobo - Intel i7 920 2.66GHz - Windows 7 Ult64 SP1 - nVidia Quadro FX 1800 - 12 Gbyte mem - Internal 4 Tb SATA II 4-way RAID... [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Jan 7 2008 7:31 AM In reply to

    • John
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    Re: FRONT SIDE BUS FSB 667 not 1333

    GUYS I thank you for your time!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR AND CHEERS!

    Media Composer 6 on HPZ800, 12GB Ram, 2x Mac Pro MC 5 and 5.5 [view my complete system specs]
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