So I recently installed some PNY 4GB ram into my computer to help relieve some stress while rendering with CS6 Premiere Pro. Well it cut my render time in half but when it gets close to finishing my computer crashes and goes to blue screen. I switched Ram slots and the same thing keeps happening. Took the Ram out and no issues. I was able to render my video fine it just took longer.
In task manager my cpu usage is getting to 100% and Ram usage is getting to 5GB. I have 8GB but Windows 7 uses like 3GB so all my available Ram is being used to render.
My HDD is also making loud buzzing noises and I think it's about to fail on me so that needs to be replaced.
Here is my situation. I obviously need to upgrade something....I just don't know what. Do I need a new CPU to help speed things up? 8GB of additional Ram? (I would get the same as I have now instead of cheap Best Buy Ram) Or do I need to get a new HDD and pair it with an SSD to put my OS and CS6 on there?
I have a $250 budget and HDD is a must I think. Upgrading a CPU and HDD would take all of it. I could possibly get 8GB of Ram and a new HDD with a SSD for that amount. I just don't know which would be more helpful. (I also game on this computer no problem, Crisis 2 runs on Ultra, my video editing speed is lacking)
Here are my Specs. Any help would be appreciated!
8GB Corsair Ram
1TB HDD @7200rpm
Windows 7 64bit