With my recent purchase of the new Canon 7D, I have been rendering HD videos for days on my old XP computer. Well, it turns out rendering is completely useless for HD movies longer than like 10 minutes.
If your computer freezes while rendering using programs like Sony Vegas Pro or Adobe Premier, it’s probably your computer hardware.
You will want to use 64-bit versions of any video editing software in order to render videos faster and in reasonable time.
Plus, Windows XP only supports upto 4GB of memory (and for some AMD processors even less). Even with a 4GB