Determining Computer System Requirements

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Burnselk

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I'm considering an upgrade from Adobe Premiere Elements (APE) 1.0 to version 2.0. Below are the System Requirements for APE 2.0. I got these directly from Adobe.com

Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 "System Requirements:

Intel® Pentium® 4, M, D, or Extreme Edition or AMD Opteron or Athlon 64 (SSE2 support required)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Home Edition, or Media Center Edition with Service Pack 2
256MB of RAM
4GB of available hard-disk space
DVD-ROM drive (compatible DVD burner required to burn DVDs)
1,024x768 16-bit XGA display
Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible sound and display drivers
DV/i.LINK/FireWire/IEEE 1394 interface to connect a Digital 8 or DV camcorder, or a USB2 interface to connect a DV-via-USB-compatible DV camcorder (other video devices supported via the Media Downloader)

I understand most of the requirements, but the two requirements that deal with my sound and display have me lost. They are: "16-bit XGA display" and "MS DirectX 9 compatible sound and display drivers".

I simply don't know how to determine if my computer meets these two requirements. Could someone please tell me how I would know this?
 

talldude123

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1. Type "dxdiag" into the Run dialog box (Start -> Run).

2. Look for "DirectX version", at the bottom of the dialog box.
Just make sure you have a display/sound card that's capable of DirectX. Most new ones are.
 

Burnselk

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talldude123 said:
Look for "DirectX version" at the bottom of the dialog box.
Just make sure you have a display/sound card that's capable of DirectX. Most new ones are.

It says DirectX 9.0c

How do I make sure I have a display/sound card that capable of DirectX? My display card is an old nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64(HP). It came in the computer I bought in Oct. 2001. I ran a test and it played both the stereo and mono 16-bit 22khz sounds, from a sound buffer. And it said "All tests were sucessful".

After I ran the above tests, a window popped up and said "Your sound card does not support hardware buffering. Sounds will only play back with software buffers".

My sound card is a "SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio".
I suppose I could replace it with a better one. Do you think I need to?
 

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That video card is not quite ready for video editing...

I think your money is severely misplaced - spend the cash on a decent video card and sound card before spending the money on Premire 2. Premire 1 will hold you for a while, but that hardware simply won't. Not doing video editing...

When your hardware's in check, THEN drop the cash on the program.
 

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Eagleboy said:
That video card is not quite ready for video editing...

I think your money is severely misplaced - spend the cash on a decent video card and sound card before spending the money on Premire 2. Premire 1 will hold you for a while, but that hardware simply won't. Not doing video editing...

When your hardware's in check, THEN drop the cash on the program.

agreed
 
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