Unusually slow Rendering times....
I've got a pretty good setup (imho), but I'm experiencing some really slow render times. I'm working on a scene with a little less than 124,000 tris, and it is taking at least 7 minutes to render a high quality frame. I have ray tracing turned on, but I still think that is too much. To render 1270 frames of this scene, it took approx. 108 hours. My system is:
Dual 3.4GHz Xeon Processors, 800MHz FSB
3GB DDR2 PC3200 RAM
nVidia Quadro FX4500 PCI-E 512MB Video Card
(2)500GB HDDs, in RAID 1
Windows XP Pro w/SP2
If these times seem about right, then please excuse my post. But, if anyone has some helpful insight on how I can speed things up, please let me know. Both CPUs are working, staying between 90-100% most of the time, so what else could it be? Any help will be greatly appreciated!