9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2013 2:59 PM by COMPSOLFULTON77 RSS

    Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?

    COMPSOLFULTON77 Community Member

      Does Premiere Elements 10 support usage of more than 4 GB Ram?

        • 1. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
          A.T. Romano Community Member

          COMPSOLFULTON

           

          What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 10 running on?

           

          Premiere Elements 10 only on Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit is a 64 bit application and as such can take full advantage of the 64 bit computer resources which can include supported installed RAM more than 4 GB.

           

          Premiere Elements 11 becomes a 64 bit application on Mac 64 bit as well as Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8 64 bit.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
            COMPSOLFULTON77 Community Member

            I have Win 7 64 bit with 8GB Ram

            OK thank you, I was reading online that Premiere Elements could not use more than 4 GB due to it being an "entry level" app. I thought they might be trying to get me to but the PRO version.

            • 3. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
              John T Smith MVP

              As ATR said... Premiere Elements v10 and v11 are 64 bits... if you have 64bit Windows and you install the 64 bit version and not the 32bit version... did you install from boxed set, or download... and which disc or download did you use?

               

              What does "Help--About" say about your version?

              • 4. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
                COMPSOLFULTON77 Community Member

                I definitely installed the 64 bit boxed version

                 

                 

                 

                • 5. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
                  A.T. Romano Community Member

                  COMPSOLFULTON77

                   

                  You clearly wrote that you have Windows 7 64 bit.

                   

                  Versions of Premiere Elements earlier than 10 were 32 bit applications whatever the case and as such max. supported  installed RAM = 4.0 GB with typically 3.0 GB or less of that available.

                   

                  As I said, with Premiere Elements 10 and 11 ONLY on Windows 7 or 8 64 bit, Premiere Elements 10 and 11 are 64 bit applications with the computer resource perks. One cannot generalize and say "...if you have 64 bit Windows and install the 64 bit version..." It has to be Windows 7 or 8 64 bit, NOT Windows Vista 64 bit or Windows XP 64 bit, in order for Premiere Elements 10 and 11 to be 64 bit applications.

                   

                  Also, with Premiere Elements 11, it is a 64 bit application for Mac 64 bit as well as Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8 64 bit.

                   

                  If you have a chance, I would like to see the link to the article that left you with the "entry level" comment impression on this matter.

                   

                  One consideration on all this is that 64 bit application does not always translate into "faster". Often the major perk goes to mutli tasking opportunities. Beware, you cannot playback the Premiere Elements Timeline content in the monitor, minimize the program to do something else and expect that playback to continue as you do something else. The playback stops when you open another application. Subsequently when you go back to the Premiere Elements window, you would need to resume the playback. Just one little aside note for now.

                   

                  Thanks for the follow up.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
                    COMPSOLFULTON77 Community Member

                    Great info AT, we were wondering why when clicking on playback even after rendering a clip it would not immediately play in the monitor.

                     

                    Here are our specs in case you had some suggestions:

                    AMD 5600+

                    8 GB RAM

                    GTX 650 Video discrete

                     

                    Win 7 64 bit

                     

                     

                    • 7. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
                      A.T. Romano Community Member

                      COMPSOLFULTON77

                       

                      You should do fine with your computer environment and Premiere Elements 11.

                       

                      Considerations:

                       

                      a. Make sure that your video card driver is up to date according to the web site of the manufacturer of the video card.

                       

                      b. Have periodic maintenance program set up to address pile ups of preview files, conformed video files, and conformed audio files. See Documents/Adobe/Premiere Elements/version number. See Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks. See Edit Menu/Preferences/Media.

                       

                      c. Direct all scratch files to a large capacity external hard drive formatted NTFS (not FAT32); good place for video files as well.

                       

                      More another time.

                       

                      Please update us on your progress when you get a chance.

                       

                      Thanks.

                       

                      ATR

                      • 8. Re: Does Premiere Elements support more than 4 GB Ram?
                        John T Smith MVP

                        >why when clicking on playback even after rendering a clip it would not immediately play in the monitor... AMD 5600+

                         

                        This is a SMALL consideration, but an AMD CPU is missing some commands that are present in an Intel CPU, and which are used by Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro to make video editing faster (I think the CPU micro-commands are SSE+ or SSE+4 but not really sure)

                         

                        Your AMD CPU will be "slightly" slower than an Intel CPU, so that MAY have something to do with what you observe