Pc's not what I thought. Can anyone help?

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  1. tfab25

    tfab25 New Member

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    Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. Thank you in advance for taking the time to help someone else. Much appreciated.

    About 4 years ago when I started uni my wife told me I could pick a new PC as the old PC wasn't up to much. I studied multimedia development (video editing,after effects,3ds max etc). So, I picked one. Wife asked me is it def up 2 the job as be long time before I get another 1. I said yes.
    I had looked at the specs for the pc and it said it would be a good gameing pc (I thought if its good for gameing its good for video editing and rendering after effects comps- just found out I was wrong). When I was at uni I had major problems rendering a project video which was only 6 mins long with very few effects. I thought it was bad software on my home pc. Anyway, couple of years later I'm doin a project for a friends. Small project tbh. Another 6 minute video with some after effects 3rd party plugins. Machine was very laggy whole way through which cost me dearly in time.

    A few days ago I tried to render the video. In prem pro cc2014 and media encoder and with variable presets. The fastest my pc could render this video was around 30 hour mark. This is when I found out a game machine is not set up for rendering and video editing. I'm beyond p!$$ed off. I was gonna try freelancing for myself for a few years but doesn't look like it now. Although not hardware savvy I'm ok at what I do.

    My question is, as adobe mainly uses cpu for rendering these sorts of projects and this pc isn't up to it,at all,in the slightest (piece of sh!t hunk of junk),not remotely. Is there a cpu out there at an affordable price that would improve the performance of my pc when it comes to rendering after effects/prem pro projects as well as 3dsmax. I know I would somewhere soon down the line invest in a proper graphics card also but I'm close to just giving up completely with computers.
    I only have around £150-£200, providing my wife doesn't block it. Is it possible to grab a much more improved cpu compared to what I have for this price? I mean if I could improve an the graphics card as well that would be great.
    Obviously I had the perfect opportunity 4 years ago to get the correct machine and I messed up.
    I'm just weighing up if it is even worth me spending that money on a cpu. If there wasn't much of a performance I think I might just give it a miss.
    Ive been playing with settings etc for days and been googling if I could remedy this problem myself but unfortunately hardware is not my thing. I barely know the basics. Hence, thought I would ask the experts.
    Almost forgot, will post specs below.

    Any help at all is very welcome. Thank you again.
    Teddy
     
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    tfab25 New Member

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    HP Pavilion 550-219na Desktop
    windows 10 64-bit

    Motherboard-
    Manufacturer HP
    Model 2B52 (P0)
    Chipset Vendor AMD
    Chipset Model ID1422
    Chipset Revision 00
    Southbridge Vendor AMD
    Southbridge Model A75
    Southbridge Revision 11

    RAM
    16.0 GB

    Graphics Card
    AMD Radeon R9 360
    Memory 4294965248 MB
    Memory type 2
    Driver version 21.19.512.12
    OpenGL
    Version 4.5.13469 Compatibility Profile Context 21.19.512.12
    Vendor ATI Technologies Inc.
    Renderer AMD Radeon R9 360
    GLU Version 1.2.2.0 Microsoft Corporation

    CPU
    AMD Processor
    Cores 1
    Threads 1
    Name AMD Processor
    Specification AMD A10-8750 Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G
    Family F
    Extended Family 15
    Model 8
    Extended Model 38
    Stepping 1
    Instructions MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD 64
    Virtualization Supported, Enabled
    Hyperthreading Not supported
    Fan Speed 70 RPM
    Caches
    L1 Data Cache Size 16 KBytes
    L1 Instructions Cache Size 96 KBytes
    L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
    Core 0
    AMD Processor
    Cores 1
    Threads 1
    Name AMD Processor
    Specification AMD A10-8750 Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G
    Family F
    Extended Family 15
    Model 8
    Extended Model 38
    Stepping 1
    Instructions MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD 64
    Virtualization Supported, Enabled
    Hyperthreading Not supported
    Fan Speed 70 RPM
    Caches
    L1 Data Cache Size 16 KBytes
    L1 Instructions Cache Size 96 KBytes
    L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
    Core 0
    AMD Processor
    Cores 1
    Threads 1
    Name AMD Processor
    Specification AMD A10-8750 Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G
    Family F
    Extended Family 15
    Model 8
    Extended Model 38
    Stepping 1
    Instructions MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD 64
    Virtualization Supported, Enabled
    Hyperthreading Not supported
    Fan Speed 70 RPM
    Caches
    L1 Data Cache Size 16 KBytes
    L1 Instructions Cache Size 96 KBytes
    L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
    Core 0
    AMD Processor
    Cores 1
    Threads 1
    Name AMD Processor
    Specification AMD A10-8750 Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G
    Family F
    Extended Family 15
    Model 8
    Extended Model 38
    Stepping 1
    Instructions MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD 64
    Virtualization Supported, Enabled
    Hyperthreading Not supported
    Fan Speed 70 RPM
    Caches
    L1 Data Cache Size 16 KBytes
    L1 Instructions Cache Size 96 KBytes
    L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
    Core 0

    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZ7LN128HCHP-000H1
    WDC WD20EZRX-60D8PB0