Recently my PC froze while doing RAM preview of full-hd 30 fps timelapse (photos in RAW), which was about 25 seconds long. I haven't had any issues to date and i find it somewhat strange since i haven't been messing with settings lately.
It has frozen like twice in an hour of work, so i'm getting a little bit frustrated :/
CPU: i5-4670k @4.4 Ghz
RAM: 8 GB 1600 Mhz (Kingson HyperX Genesis)
Mobo: Gigabyte Sniper G1.Sniper B5
GPU: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 770 4gb (running at stock speed)
Main drive: OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128 GB (i have all my adobe programs installed here)
Storage Drive: WD Black 1TB
Power supply: OCZ 750 W
AE version is 184.108.40.206
The problem occurs typicaly when the RAM is at +90% and cpu is running at 80-100%.
I've tried turning 'Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously" on and off, but it didnt do nothing.
If your entire computer is freezing, it's a problem with your computer, not with After Effects. It may just be that After Effects is the program that you use that is capable of pushing your computer to the failure point.
The failure could be anything from bad RAM to an inadequate power supply to inadequate cooling.
CPU on full load is under 75 degrees, so it is not the cooling issue. I've had some BSODs while building this system regarding RAM, but when i was testing the sticks and switching them on mobo, everything was working fine since then, so i doubt it. The system does not freeze in any other program that is CPU-intensive (tortured it for like 2 hours using y-cruncher, so i think it is a stable OC) nor GPU-intensive.