Maximizing my Quad Core

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Illmetaphor, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Illmetaphor macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Quick question...

    I have a 2.66 Quad Core running on 8 gigs of ram. I have 4 2 gig chips on each of the slots. Is this the most efficient way of maximizing my computers power?

    Rendering HD and running HD on Final Cut Pro is just as slow as it was on my Mac Book Pro. I was expecting a much better performance in terms of editing HD on Final Cut. Encoding video doesn't seem like it improved much either. Any ideas?
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Are you using a dedicated scratch disk? That could be the issue if you aren't. If you are dealing with uncompressed HD, you may want to look into a RAID setup.

    Also, for encoding, are you using Compressor? Did you remember to configure extra instances in Qmaster? You should be using 2 for your MBP. For the quad, you should have 3-4. Since you have 8GB of RAM, I'd try 4. (Is this a Mac Pro or an iMac? If it's an MP, is it a 2007 or a 2009?)

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