Topic: Any worthwhile upgrades for an XP Pro machine?
I am currently running an XP pro machine with dual core Pentium E5200 at 2.5 GHz and 2 GB RAM. There are 2 internal drives, the files are on C with 85 GB free and PS uses D as a scratchpad with 59 GB free.
It was slow running DPP and CS4 with 5D mkI files, but it has become positively sluggish handling 5D mkII images. On occasion DPP fails to convert an image and I have to shut the program down and restart it. Short of buying a new box, are there any worthwhile and cost effective improvements that will boost performance?
The discs have been defragged etc.
I would happily add more RAM, but seem to recall that XP can't really handle more than 2 GB? However, these days I am well out of touch.