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You could always just copy something else to the clipboard, some text from a web site.
Thanks, Jim. I tried that with a very small clipboard item, like a singe word, but the total memory usage under PPro still increments upward.
Does PPro hold on to memory in your system?
Never bothered to monitor. I have only 1 GB of RAM, and even my big, complex projects only get up to a 1/4 of that total, most projects far less.
I monitored the Memory usage recently and discovered the following--
1. Premiere CS3 with an open project (on my 2.4ghz quadcore/4gig RAM computer) uses about 1 gig of RAM (I DO have other apps/processes running concurrently--I know, not wise, but everything works for the most part).
2. memory usage increases significantly with editing, scrubbing, copy and Pasting, etc--upwards of 2gigs RAM (2.3 gigs was as high as mine got)
3. memory 'hovers' between 1.5 - 2.3 gigs--it doesn't keep getting bigger and bigger.
4. Have since increase the page file usage on XP (since the default is a 2gig limit) to 3 gigs. So far Premiere hasn't crashed; it would crash frequently while exporting files and heavy scrubbing.
Just what I've observed...
To flush memory I use FREERAM XP PRO it's a free software, very good and usefull to free extra memory, it doesn't after VM Size but it does affects Mem Usage.
I also use O&O Clevercache 6 to monitor and manage memory, which works quite nicely.
Still, 1 GB ram sucks, you should have at least 2 GB even if your projects are small, better 4 GB and the /3GB and /PAE switch enabled in your boot.ini
Also, check these site to maximize you OS: