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  • Mon, Jun 8 2009 12:56 AM

    • Wave
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    Will Avid MC Work on AMD?

    We have a couple year old HP Pavilion m7640n with the following specs:

    (AMD) Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (at 2.6 GHz)

    3 GB DDR2 RAM (upgraded from 2 GB)

    320 GB HD @ 7200rpm SATA

    (Internal Graphics Card) NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

    XP MCE (w/SP3)

    Will this run Avid Media Composer 3.5 without noticeable sluggishness or errors? I noticed that they didn't list an AMD processor under the "system requirements" page... and we were thinking of purchasing the program, but wanted to make sure it would work before we downloaded a trial.

    Thanks!

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  • Mon, Jun 8 2009 1:12 AM In reply to

    • BarkinMadd
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    Re: Will Avid MC Work on AMD?

    The first thing that jumped out at me was Media Center Edition of WinXP - that's probably going to give you trouble. The 'LE' version of your graphics card is also going to give you less than stellar results (I'm guessing here). Your best bet would be to ghost your system and then try the trial version - you can't lose.

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  • Mon, Jun 8 2009 1:57 AM In reply to

    • vpcmike
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    Re: Will Avid MC Work on AMD?

    Avid works best with intel, but many people are running AMD processors without problems.

    The far biggest issue is the integrated graphics cards - to run Avid smoothly you really need a dedicated graphics card, preferrably a certified Quadro.

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  • Tue, Jun 9 2009 3:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: Will Avid MC Work on AMD?

    I talked on the phone for a little bit with one of the Avid sales representatives, and discussed the risks with the organization I'm with (processor might not work, weak graphics card could cause problems) and we decided to look at other products for the time being.


    Thanks for your help regardless.

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  • Tue, Jun 9 2009 4:31 AM In reply to

    • DylanReeve
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    Re: Will Avid MC Work on AMD?

    I'd still give the trial version a go. My laptop (genuine Intel processor, but non-Nvidia graphics) runs Media Composer okay... I guess it will come down to your needs, but with the trial version available it's worth a go. Although I suppose if you're planning to add DX hardware then it may still not be representative. And support could be an issue.

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  • Tue, Jun 9 2009 8:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Will Avid MC Work on AMD?

    I run MC 3.1.3 with WinXP32Bit (all updated) and Liquid 7.2 SP1 using AMD 6400+ 3.2GHz dual core with nVidia 8800GT and no problems other than the usual software complaints mentioned here on the boards.

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  • Tue, Jun 9 2009 9:47 PM In reply to

    • DIESELE
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    Re: Will Avid MC Work on AMD?

    I have more issues with EXT HDD's than AMD - which I ran OK for as couple of years. Much shared ext HDD's cause pesky Access Violation errors under XP and are driving me potty!  D

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