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by Karl Egressy on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 pm
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I have been using DPP quite while but I never liked the fact that it had been too slow.
I just read yesterday, that installing a Nvidia GT 1030 card would solve this problem.
Anybody has any experience similar to mine, before and after the installation of the card?
Would it really speed DPP it up?

Currently I have a Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
My computer has an Intel (R) Core (TM)
Quad CPU Q6600 2.4 GHz
4.0 GB RAM

Thanks
 

by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:10 pm
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I don't think your problem is the graphics card and upgrading the card, given the rest of your system is unlikely to provide you with any speed-up.

Your fundamental bottleneck is 4GB of RAM.  That's barely enough to load most photo applications after the OS takes it's bite and any other stuff that runs as part of start-up takes it's chunk.  It means that your system is spending a lot of time using your HD as virtual RAM which is incredibly slow.  Just by going to 8GB you will speed things up substantially.  By going to 16 you will feel like you have a new computer.  I consider 16 to be a minimum in today's computing world and more desirable.
 

by signgrap on Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:21 pm
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E.J. convinced me to install 32 GB RAM in my last computer. Best move I made when specing my computer.
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:27 pm
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Thank you E.J. and Dick. I'll start shopping around.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:45 pm
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I just found out that I can't buy RAM cards for my computer.
It can handle only 4 GB.
It is 10 year old.
Time to buy a new one or get a new motherboard and processor and get it rebuilt by my younger son.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:21 pm
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Get a new computer!   A 10 year old machine has so much old stuff that will need to be updated that it's probably not worth it including the case, the power supply, the cooling system, etc, etc, etc.  You could reuse the graphics  card though if you want to save some money.  That's the fastest thing in your current machine.

LOL, I just realized that a 10 year old computer has a number of components I worked on probably around 2005 and 2006 and I've been retired from Intel for over 8 years :)
 

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