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I have this problem too. Oddly, it's worse on my quad with 6g of RAM than it is on my p4 with 2g. Restarting AE solves the problem - temporarily.
It is weird, but there must be a solution.
Well, we have discussed this ad nauseum in the past, so I suggest you search the forum archives. not being able to preview entire timelines is entirely normal, even more so on systems with only 2GB RAM. Likewise, I should think we have weighed the pros and cons of RAM previews on multicore system with and without multiprocessing enough, so again, do a search.
Yahh, thanks, I searched and found some things but I didnt find direct answer to my question if I could solve this problem or not?
Would you please give me the link or keywords? Thank you.
RAM preview will only preview the number of frames that can fit into RAM---hence the name. The advantage is that the frames can be played back at (or near) real-time speed from RAM. If you want to preview more frames than can fit into RAM but sacrifice the speed of playback, use standard (spacebar) preview.
All of this is explained in detail in the "Preview video and audio" section of After Effects Help.
If you're just getting started with After Effects, I strongly recommend that you go through the materials linked to from the After Effects Help and Support page, especially in the "Getting started" section.
Thanks Todd, it was very useful help.