You may wanna lower your RAM allotted per background CPU. As you see your not gonna be using any multiprocessing for multi frame rendering which may or may not be a better set up. It's wise to try different set ups to see what works best. Theres a "rule of thumb" here Please try recommended memory settings for After Effects CS5 and give feedback. | After Effects region of interest.
When I work with After Effects Usually, most of the time I don't have other programs such as Photo Shop, or Premiere pro open at the same time.
If I have to use Photoshop while I am using After Effects, It Is usually for some thing small like opening, copping, and some minor things. But when I am working with my Raw files In Photoshop,or Adobe Camera Raw, I don't use After Effects.
Also, Inside my Photoshop Preferences I have the Scratch Disk set to my External Drive so It dose not use my C, Drive.
Thank you very Much,
Understood and no problem. Hey if it works it works, just noting that there's a chance you can squeeze a lil more juice from AE by testing out different settings. AE is weird in that higher or lower processor and/or memory settings can have a different impact on things then what you would think. More allocation doesn't always mean more "power" as there are many factors to consider.
I think you are right. since I Dragged the Ram slider to a higher value for After Effects, I noticed that After Effects Crashed many times.
Uh oh, well I'm sure you switched back to settings that worked. You'll definitely find the sweet spot for your system. My next addition to AE's power will be a SSD for the cache (still running the old 7200 RPM) and eventually the system drive too. Happy hunting for the right settings