Do i need i7 intel and more than the 440 graphics card

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Please help me spec out a new compter
Im paralized with my current dual core windows 7 hp 830 touch computer when editing a 1 meg campro file so im upgrading to the sony tap 21. Link at bottom

Im buying a sony tap 21 config with
Intel® CoreTM i5-4200U (1.60GHz / 2.60GHz3 with Turbo Boost
8GB (8GB x1) DDR3L-1600MHz
Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Money is not growing on tees but ..... Would it make a big differnce to up grade
The i5 to the i7
8 gb or 16 gb ram
or upgrade theIntel® HD Graphics 4400 to the Intel® IrisTM Graphics 5100 card

If you think any of theseup grades make real sense please let me know.

http://store.sony.com/vaio-tap-21-por...
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not good so far :(
Maybe I need to reconfigure my new computer but so far it may actually stalls more than my 5 year hp touch all in one
I did buy the 8megs of ram i5  with intel 440 graphics card and ? 128 flash type of memory Sony Tap 21

On the exciting side the movies render 2.2 times faster.

Sure wish this forum could have given me any hint as to what is the better hardware configuration(:  Bill



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Ok can anyone suggest memory optimization for my NEW computer that is stalling with using Camtasia

Intel® CoreTM i5-4200U (1.60GHz / 2.60GHz3 with Turbo Boost
8GB (8GB x1) DDR3L-1600MHz
Intel® HD Graphics 4400

This new computer should be a huge improvement over my 4 year hp touch with just 4 megs of ram ????

Does anyone know of how to better configure windows 8.1 to  run Camtasia

:0 alone in the dark!


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With NO apps competing for memory and using just 15% of the cpu my  20 min video is freezing in while editing with this new computer.. Can anyone point me to better configuration .. thanks
Bill Coughlin
Product: Sony tap 21 config with

Intel® CoreTM i5-4200U (1.60GHz / 2.60GHz3 with Turbo Boost

8GB (8GB x1) DDR3L-1600MHz

Intel® HD Graphics 4400


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it is possible that project complexity is an issue here

as a test, break up the project into 4 5 min slices [use the Library]

then see if each slice works OK by itself

let me know if you need Library tutorials on how to do this

another option is to produce the 20 minute project as a MP4 [no player]

use that MP4 on timeline; you should see substantial improvement
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HEY HEY THANKS so much for response .. will try 
Yes I do have a few chunks in library already  Im sure 5 mins slices work well

btw here is the finished product.. http://godsmiraclegardens.com/ it seems very jerky which I attribute to the previous coprocessor / memory being maxed

:) Bill


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Just saw this now, and was really surprised that no one stepped forward with some suggestions for hardware!? I'm no expert, that's for sure, but when my old HP was bogging down to even open a video editing program back in 2011, I ended up finding some good advice on this a site called video guys.com. That was 3 years ago so the article is pretty well buried by now, but it's still there, with a few a updates . Here is a link..
http://www.videoguys.com/Guide/C/How+...
For the most part, I learned that I should look for a graphics card with at least 1 GB ram of it's own and at least 4 .. preferrably 8 or 12 GB ram for the computer memory. I ended up buying a window 7 Dell PC with i7 processor. It has served me well for the past 3 years, but it just now starting to feel over-taxed, if I have another big program (Photoshop or After Effects) open at the same time as Camtasia. Not sure if it's time to upgrade, add some Ram, or just back it up and to a fresh install of Win7.
I know it's too late, since you purchased your computer already. But maybe that video guys site can give you some ideas about adding memory for the video card or something?
Mimi
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MG thanks for the advise.. sure tried hard to get advise before i PURCHASED  :)

currently when i move an image in my graphics program only half becomes visible . telling me im out of memory an am trying the intel speed booster but to no avail

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