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    computer upgrade

    i started out with a ver basic pc that had a celeron E3500 dual core processor and 4g of ram. i first added a SSD that helped boot time incredibly but didnt do much for lightroom. then i added another 4G of ram that help a little but not much. i finally bit the bullet and bought a new motherboard and I5 4570 processor with 8G of ram. WOW what a difference ! i can scroll through previews in lightroom as fast as scrolling a page on facebook lol.
    image exporting is also at least 5 times faster. now when exporting more than 5 images the computer doesnt freeze any more lol. i know its not top of the line but the improvement is outstanding.
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    Congrats Stuart, that is great. I upgraded in 2011. It is still plenty good enough, but I routinely get pop up messages that lightroom is maxing out my processor (3.0 Ghz, quad core, AMD Athlon). I'll likely upgrade the processor sometime this year.
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    Congrats on the upgrade Stuart. The i5 may not be top of the line but it's plenty fast.
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