I'm using ASV4U and when compiling a movie, I get a 1-5 second pause between scenes when playing all of the scenes through before rendering the movie. The final renderings work fine, just the constant pauses during the testing and editing process are annoying to say the least. Do other AVS users have the same issue or is it my machine? I'm considering a laptop update if it can guarantee me a more streamline video editing process. I recently upgraded from 4gb to 8gb of RAM and it made no noticeable difference. I've tried different page file sizes including turning it off completely but again no noticeable differences.
I keep my machine well maintained, registry clean, regularly defragged, spyware free, no excess background apps or services running, always use the latest drivers, etc.
My current laptop specs: Fairly fresh install of Win7 Pro x64, Core i5 540M, 8GB CL7 PC3-8500, Mobile Radeon HD5650 1GB, 1x 500GB WD blue (300gb free), 1x 750GB WD blue (400gb free).
Thoughts? Should I upgrade? Apart from the pausing in AVS, I wouldn't consider this laptop sluggish. I'm currently playing Mass Effect 3 on it just fine. My lifestyle doesn't allow for a desktop so please don't suggest anything of the latter.
Edited by RenascentMisanthropy, 11 April 2012 - 12:09 PM.