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No matter what editing software you have it is a very intensive process to edit AVCHD files.
Quad Core processor is highly recommended, version 3 or version 7 doesn’t matter.
If converting to AVI you need to make sure the conversion is to DV-AVI, you are correct that there are many forms of AVI.
Lots of good stuff about editing AVCHD in Premiere Elements is available at the Muvipix Community