The memory configuration is normal. It doesn't mean anything. Your RAM preview and startup issues are another matter but if, as you say, you already have released all security stuff etc., I'm not sure where to begin. The only thing left would be driver issues with your graphics and audio. Impossible to tell.
Ok, well I installed updates to my graphics driver, After Effects, and Windows, and unfortunately nothing worked, but from reading other forums, when I am using After Effects I should see QT32server.exe right? That doesn't show up in processes, but also I installed Premiere Pro to test dynamic link, and I always get an error "Failed to connect to Dynamic Link Manager." and when I hit Ctrl + Enter it says the same thing. ( I actually don't know what that hotkey does ) any ideas at all would be very much appreciated
Edit: I started thinking about it, my driver is an Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, which I didn't see on Adobe's supported list, is this the culprit behind the render problems?
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The graphics card may not be supported for Mercury playback or Raytrace 3D, but it should handle the conventional OpenGL based acceleration features in both apps just fine. Ultimately the culprit is QT not initializing. you might wanan have a look at this, if you haven't already: http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2011/02/troubleshooting-quicktime-errors-with-after-eff ects.html