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I upgraded my RAM to 8gb and I still get the spinning beachball

Mar 30, 2013 11:40 AM

I recently upgraded my RAM from 4gb to 8gb using Kingston RAM.  I looked at my activity monitor and premiere will only use like 3gb of memory and it will freeze up and get the beachball.  I set in the preferences an allowance of 6.5 gb.  I don't know if I just got bad RAM or what.  My roommate has 8gb of RAM in his Mac and Premiere and after effecs runs smoothly

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    Mar 30, 2013 12:43 PM   in reply to sasproul

    99% of the cases this is OE, Operator error, due to:

    • lacking hardware,
    • wrong source material
    • wrong project setup
    • incorrect drivers
    • background processes
    • unneeded services
    • etc.


    Hard to tell without details, but OE is the most likely cause.

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    Mar 30, 2013 2:07 PM   in reply to sasproul

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    Mar 30, 2013 5:53 PM   in reply to sasproul

    First, install the updates and then try again


    All Adobe updates start here and select product, read to see if you need to install updates in number order, or if the updates are cumulative for the individual product


    Does your sequence match your video?

    For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match

    See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process

    -and a FAQ on sequence setting

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