4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2013 8:12 AM by ChimpOG

    RAM usage reaching 100%?


      Hi guys,

      I'm starting this discussion to help me with a problem that I'm having with After Effects CS6, where everytime that I try and render a video, the RAM % being used of my available 4GB is reaching 100%, subsequently stopping the render and giving me the following error message:


      My Computer Specs:

      2011 Macbook Air

      1.7 GHz Intel Core i5

      4gb RAM 1333 MHz DDR3

      Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

      Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5


      After Effects Details:

      After Effects CS6 Version

      2.5gb RAM Available to After Effects

      Multiprocessing - Off

      .mp4 format with the H.264 Codec

      Rendering in 59.94 fps


      I'll also add that I've only ever encountered this problem since upgrading from CS5 to CS6 and that I am a Call of Duty editor for YouTube, so these renders have lots of colour correction and effects!

      Are there any known solutions to this problem? Or is it just my 'under-powered' computer

      All replies much appreciated!


      - Chimp