Timeline laggy after upgrading CPU to Ryzen 2700x

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I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to improve timeline performance with my new cpu.

I recently updated from an i5 6500 to the Ryzen 2700x, and while I love the fast rendering times, I'm (so far) disappointed in the timeline performance. Editing is noticeably more laggy than with the i5 6500. Even simple cuts and transitions are choppy in a way they never were with the i5.

I'm running stock settings, 32GB 2400 ram, ASRock Taichi, Invidia 970.

I've changed nothing but the CPU, motherboard, and heatsink. I'm running on stock settings with the stock Wraith Prism cooler. Using GPU acceleration.

Does this have something to do with single core performance? I'm thinking the Ryzen should at least be on par with the 6500.

Any advice greatly appreciated!
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I'm not sure that GPU acceleration is going to gain you anything. I'd try it in software-only mode to see what difference it makes.
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Thanks bnystrom - gave it a try but didn't see any noticeable difference. If anything it was laggier.
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At least we've eliminated it as the source of the problem.

Have you checked online to see if there are any known issues with running a Ryzen 2700X with an nVidia 970?

Have you run any tests on the memory to make sure it's functioning properly?
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I haven't been able to find anyone having issues with the 2700x and the GTX970. 
Switching to Windows  "Performance Mode" didn't do anything.

Could it have something to do with how Ryzen manages clocks speed (Precision Boost 2)?

One other variable -- I switched to Camtasia 2018 at the same time. I'll install Camtasia 9 and see if that makes a difference.
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I believe I've said this before, but the single best performance improvement you can make, especially with 32GB of ram, is to install a ramdrive and configure camtasia to use it for hosting media, renderings and temp files.  For $12.99 USD, you can allocate 16GB (or more) for a ramdrive.  Given the DDR4 ram you have, it should easily be 15x-20x faster than a fastest SSD available.  Allocate 20 or 24GB to ramdrive and you might consider uninstalling Camtasia and re-installing it on the ramdrive. 
http://www.radeonramdisk.com/software_downloads.php

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Thanks for the suggestion, but wouldn't that imply the bottleneck is my SSD?  I've only changed the motherboard and cpu. I was happy with the timeline performance of my i5 6500.
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I have surge protection. I just shut down for thunderstorms primarily.Power outages are rare where I'm at.
I work primary in Premier Pro. It auto saves my projects every 15 minuets and saves 20 versions in sequence. I would only need the lased saved version.

And would lose no more than 15 minutes of my time, if and when it happens. No big deal really.
Camtasia's default is every 2 minutes.I leave it there.

Windows is backing up all my files to an Internal hard drive Every Hour, using  File History. Which is good enough for me.

I'm intrigued by that Optane memory. I doubt my 4 year old computer would support it.
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Optane works with Core CPUs that start with a 7, 8 or 9 (such as my i7 7700s); the processor "generation" is the first digit. I think it coincides with motherboard support for M.2 NVME SSDs, as Optane memory uses the same socket. You can either run an SSD or Optane memory (with a hard drive), but not both.
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That leaves me out, I'm running a i7 4770. It was as it as it got 4 years ago.Still kicks butt compared to most.
I run a hy-bred C drive. I suppose that might create a conflict as well.

Oh well, the hybreds are 8gb's I think? Not enough anyway.

I like to have a lot of large internal HD's that don't cost a fortune.
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Bummer. The big advantage of Optane is that you can couple it with any size hard drive. I went with 2GB, as it's big enough for my personal needs and I could get the WD Black drive (high performance and reliability) in that size without spending a fortune. However, if you need more space, you can just use a bigger hard drive and the price doesn't get exponentially higher as it does with SSDs. The only downside I'm aware of is that it will only accelerate one hard drive, though I'm pretty sure that you can have more than one in the system. It doesn't matter if the drive is partitioned or not and I don't know if it works with RAID arrays.

We've probably geeked-out enough at this point that we've put everyone else to sleep.
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True, last one
I'm running Seagate Barracuda drives. Two- 2 TB drives and One-1 TB drive.
You can't beat internally powered, directly inter-connected, fan cooled drives.
For lots of reasons.

Done {:>)