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GTX 560 Ti - not enough memory. So now what?

Mar 11, 2012 1:19 AM

I upgraded my old card to a GTX 560 Ti with 1GB RAM for use with Premiere Pro.  Works great with hardware rendering sometimes (I had to add the card to the CUDA text file to enable acceleration).  But half the time when skimming through a project or rendering, it spits out an error:
"Your hardware configuration does not meet minimum specifications needed to run the application. The application must close."

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3008

 

My drivers are all up to date. From what I've gathered, as soon as Premiere Pro eats up more than 1GB memory, the video card conks out and causes a crash. My projects are mainly image based (I rarely use any actual video), with some images being higher than 1080p.

 

So is the problem the amount of RAM on my GPU?  I've got 8GB in my PC, why can't Premiere use that RAM once the video ram runs out? If I switch back to software rendering it doesn't crash, but of course it takes 4 times longer to render. With my last project, I noted in the Task Manager that Premiere Pro used up 2.2GB of RAM. Does this mean I need to get a GPU with 3GB RAM in order to use acceleration?

 

thanks for any responses.

 
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    Mar 11, 2012 5:06 AM   in reply to Prizm4

    There is not necessarily a problem with shortage of graphics card RAM when you have a 1 GB card.  I have a GTX460 with 1 GB of RAM, which is far weaker than your card,  and I do not get the error.  But then I have 32 GB of system RAM, and I am editing a relatively easy Video format.

     

    Before anyone can answer your question you need to say more about your system, the image formats and sizes ("more than 1080p"???) you are editing, and the complexity of your projects.

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 10:36 AM   in reply to Prizm4

    Here is the problem:

     

    In a properly functioning system, if a scene requires more RAM than the GPU has, then the entire scene will get switched entirely to the software-only mode (meaning that GPU acceleration will be disabled for that frame). However, if you get error messages like that, more likely you have a problem (usually of configuration) somewhere inside the system. In your case, your work might have demanded more than 6.5GB of RAM just to render (remember, Windows itself eats up 1.5GB if RAM) - and then, your Windows page file might have been disabled completely or restricted to an overly small value in your system configuration.

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 7:09 PM   in reply to Prizm4

    > images being around 4000x2000

     

    Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798

    -Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967

     
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    Mar 12, 2012 8:37 AM   in reply to Prizm4

    >guessing the bug has been reported?

     

    I use very few pictures, so I don't know if this is a "bug" or just a resource limitation... use (example here) 10 large pictures and you are OK, use 100 and you crash

     

    Anyway... Bug Report and Feature Request https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:28 AM   in reply to Prizm4

    I agree with John T. in that it is a resource issue.

     

    While PrPro, as of CS 5, has added better Scaling algorithms with MPE, overly-large Still Images still exact a toll on performance and resources. There are just too many pixels to push around.

     

    If you really do need Images that large, and have enough of them, you might want to explore an AfterEffects workflow, as AE handles Still Imges differently, than does PrPro.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Apr 7, 2012 6:14 PM   in reply to Prizm4

    Download Speccy and take a screen capture of the temps before and after running Premiere.

     

    http://www.piriform.com/speccy

     

     

    GLenn

     
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    Apr 8, 2012 3:14 AM   in reply to Prizm4

    Prizm4,

     

    Possibly your video card is not getting enough good, firm power; what power supply are you using?

     

    Regards,

     

    Jim

     
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