So I just updated my Intel i7 (8 core) laptop to 32 gigs of ram and two sata 3 SSD's. I replaced the sata 2 dvd drive with a drive caddy that now holds the old hard drive. So I have 3 drives total + an external usb 3 hard drive. I would like to know how to optimize this setup.
I know its best to have your AE cache on a separate disk then your project folder. I wanted to use the two ssd's for this but my system/C drive is almost full. So I have the project folder on the Old hard drive and the AE cache folder on the second free SSD. I ran some test and it looks like the external usb3 is faster than my old drive so I will move the project folder to that. OR I suppose I could squeeze the project folder onto the SSD system drive, but I worry that that windows wont have enough room to function. (There is currently 30 gigs available.) And of course the AE application lives there so maybe that's a bad idea?
Does the AE project folder need a be a fast drive?
The two Samsung 850pros come with software that does significant optimization but can only do it to one of the installed SSD's. Which should I boost? The system/C ssd or the AE swap disk ssd?
What about virtual memory in windows I've heard some people say you can turn it off if you have more than 8 gigs of ram. Mine is currently set to 200MB does AE need a larger vm setting?
I did my best to set the Memory & Multiprocessing following this video How to Optimize After Effects CS6 for High Performance | CS6 & Creative Cloud Feature Tour for Video | Adobe TV
But I still get the "starting background process this may take awhile message. And it does.
And I'm not sure what to do with the GPU settings. Screenshots attached.
Hi! I have the same problem with my new workstation. New intel i7 5960x + 32 Gb DDR4 memory. I can't start Ram Preview and final render with Multiframe rendering option turn on
I change RAM for other app, CPU reserved and RAM per CPU, but nothing help me... Info panel say - this may take some time and nothing happaning. Any ideas?
It's a recorded web event where members of the Premiere and AE team discussed how the two pieces of software use system resources. I found it very informative about AE and Premiere in general and it may help your understanding as well.