i just upgraded from 1gb of ram to 4gb on my imac. it use to say using 13% of 1gb when i would launch AE now with the upgrade it says using 4% of 3gb, i don't get it. why would it use less when it has more? and why is it only recognizing 3gb instead of 4gb? please any information will help out a lot i need to get AE working a little more fluently then it is now...just takes too much time for previews and to work period.
As stated in multiple postings over time: RAM usage is allocated dynamically. You will see peaks when AE needs more RAM, but not before. Simple as that. And 3GB on OSX is normal for an 32bit app, which also has been discussed endlessly before. Do a search on this forum for more detailed answers.