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03-11-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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Whats your PC / Laptop specs that you use for processing and what program?

Whats your PC / Laptop specs that you use for processing and what program?

heres mine
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93ghz
4gb DDR2
no video card
im using LR3 for processing


anyone knows how to view if what motherboard you are using?

03-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Intel 2.8Ghz i7-860 Quad Core
6GB DDR 3
640MB NVIDIA 8800GTS
Western Digital Velociraptor 10000rpm 150GB Hard Drive
Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive
EVGA P55LE Motherboard
Adobe Photoshop CS5

Built by myself in October 2009. Recycled the Velociraptor HD and Video Card from my custom build made in early 2007. The rest of the components were bought new in 2009.

You can either look directly at your motherboard, where it should be printed near the CPU socket (obviously only relevant if you have a desktop), or download a freeware program off the internet. I am pretty sure there is no way to find out motherboard information using window.

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03-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #3
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2.93 ghz INtel i7 quad core
L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 8 GB
1 gig hard drive

Apple aperture, Adobe Photoshop CS2

ATI Radeon HD 5750:

Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5750
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Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
03-11-2011, 01:08 PM   #4
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Dell XPS M1530
Intel 1.8Ghz core 2 duo T5550
4GB RAM
Nvidia 8600m

PS CS5 and Lightroom 3

I really really want to upgrade to a Sandy Bridge system...but keep spending money on other photography things instead :-(

03-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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Intel E8500 core 2 duo 3.16Ghz.( clockable to 4 Ghz if you are a nerd with guts), 2 gig ram. Micron P31 mobo.
XP Pro. Cheap 512 mb n-vidia card. PSE 5.
Was pretty fast couple years ago.
03-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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Custom built.
AMD Phenom II 2.4 GH quad core sitting on a Gigabyte MA790XT MB with 8gb DDR3 RAM mounted.
Radeon HT 4870 graphics car (1gb RAM)
C drive is a 60gb solid state, and I have a striped RAID for PS swap and a mirrored RAID for on board storage.
A Zalman 850 watt power supply powers the system, and it is all fitted into a fairly good Gigabyte case.
Win 7 Pro (64bit), and I run PS5 and Lightroom 3.

It's a good and very fast computer.

Edit: Build was summer of 2009, hard drive, ram and OS was upgraded summer 2010

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03-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Was pretty fast couple years ago.
It's still very fast...the fact that others have missile guiding,fast as hell computers does not make yours slow
(just ring me if anyone wants to dump theirs and get a better one...i'm planning to build a cluster for my world domination plan).

I'm using a barebone Core 2 duo 2.40 Ghz, nvidia Geforce 8400 512MB, shuttle FG31 motherboard...and 1 GB ram ddr2 i really need to get 2 more GB (one more at least.).

I use Rawtherapee, Gimp, Hugin, qtpfsgui amd they all work fine..even with that scarce amount of RAM sooooo...

i'm sure you got an integrated video card rusty.
03-11-2011, 08:44 PM   #8
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I built my own.
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-USDH motherboard
AMD Athlon 2 X3 processor
4 Gig GSkill memory
640 GB WD Caviar Black HD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
I'm using the onboard ATI Raedon graphics for now. I have a slot for a graphics card I will likely add. The onboard works pretty good so far. I'm not a game player.
I'm using Photoshop Elements 9. It has been a little unstable on occasion. I had an earlier problem with a ATI driver which affected video and Flash. an updated driver fixed that problem. Elements 9 hangs up and crashes while editing sometimes. I never had those problems with Elements 6 on XP.

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I don't use my laptop for doing photo processing much actually. I tend to do all that on the family desktop because it has a much bigger screen and a lot more power. My laptop is a bit of an underachiever that way though it does have sufficient power to run Photoshop/Camera Raw for basic edits. I don't bother with any plugins on it though. It just bogs the machine down.

I have a Compaq Presario 15.6" notebook. It's got a 2.10 GHz AMD Sempron SI-42 Processor, 3GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, an integrated video card and in this case it's running Windows XP Pro because I ripped Vista right off of it practically the minute I got it. It's not the laptop I might have chosen for myself, but then again it was a gift from my folks and I can't complain because it's nice to have it, convenient sometimes.

Our desktop is a Dell, and it's got a 3GHZ dual core processor, 4GB of ram, and a decent integrated video/audio card. We are running Win 7 on it. I say "our" but honestly it's mostly mine. The parents actually paid for it. They replaced our old HP not too long ago when it quit. It was supposedly the big Christmas present to the family, but that was just a polite fiction for the most part and we all know it. They really bought it for me and I keep it with me. They come over for lunch, do their emails etc, that's about it. So long as I grab the odd TV show for them, look up stuff when asked, and maintain it, this desktop isn't going anywhere.

It is my main computer though I do use my laptop quite a bit and that one is officially my computer. I'm glad that they got it for me though. That 8 1/2 hour flight I'll be on later in the month wouldn't go half as easily without it and I'm honestly not too happy if I don't have a computer of some kind around all the time.
03-11-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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W7 upgraded over Vista (I think this made it a little buggy)
Quad Core Q8200 @ 2.33 Ghz, 4 gb RAM

Elements 6 for RAW processing
Pentax Photo Browser 3.50 for some file naming and exif list.
03-12-2011, 12:39 AM   #11
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I'm running an antique, but it was a pretty hot system in 2003 when it was built (with slightly lower specs).

2 GHz Pentium 4 (socket 478) with an updated heat sink
Asus P4S 800D-X motherboard
2x 512MB Kingston DDR400 ram
ATI 9800 All in Wonder graphics card
80 GB hard drive for the XP install
500 GB hard drive for data
600 watt Ultra power supply
and I haven't had the sides or top of the case on since 2005.

I just keep on replacing parts as they fail, with the processor, the DVD drive and the case as the only original components. I've been through 3 monitors, 3 keyboards, 3 mice, 4 power supplies, 2 motherboards, 2 hard drives, replaced the original RAM and replaced the CD burner. The original power supply is currently running a car stereo in a custom cabinet after I replaced the fan it burnt out and used it in the computer for another 2 years.

I'm running Photoshop 6 (circa 2000) and RAW therapee for image processing. As long as low spec netbooks keep coming out and forcing websites to accommodate computers that are even slower than mine I'll probably hang onto it. My 6 year old ultra portable laptop (AMD 2000+ processor and 512 MB of RAM) still stacks up pretty well against netbooks trying to run Vista and Windows 7.
03-12-2011, 04:21 PM   #12
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i7 860 @ 2.8 Ghz
Intel motherboard DP67BG
4 GB Ram (1667 Mhz)
NVIDIA GeForce GT-220 1 GB DD3
Transcent 32 GB SSD boot drive
Samsung HD 1 TB 7200 rpm 32 MB Ram
Samsung HD 750 GB 7200 rpm 32 MB Ram
Paint Shop Pro X3
03-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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Laptop is a Gateway 17" NV7901 i5 430 2.27GHz 8GB ram 2 500GB drives 1GB ATI Radeon HD5650 video
PC I built, i7-875 2.93GHz 16GB ram 3 1TB drives 1GB Radeon HD5770 video
03-12-2011, 11:20 PM   #14
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ASUS P5P41T-LE G41
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Seagate SATA 500GB HDD as OS/programs drive
Seagate SATA 500GB HDD as data drive
Seagate SATA 1TB HDD as internal backup drive
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Using Lightroom 3, in Windows 7 for processing. I upgraded from 4GB -> 8GB a few months ago, and it's made a very noticeable difference in the performance of Lightroom, and everything else in general's a bit snappier too.

QuoteOriginally posted by rustynail925 Quote
can you guys edit your post and put what year/month you bought it
I built mine in about Feb 2010, and the only changes since then is going from 4GB -> 8GB RAM at the start of 2011, and the addition of the 1TB backup drive at the same time.

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can you guys edit your post and put what year/month you bought it
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