2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 29, 2009 7:25 PM by Steve Grisetti

    PE4 rendering stops.....due to low memory?

    Taxi Mom

      I have windows vista home premium, with intel core 2 cpu 6600 @2.4 gh2, 4G ram, system 32 os, nvidia ge force 7500le and 44.9GB free memory- what gives?  Is my processor big/strong enough?

        • 1. Re: PE4 rendering stops.....due to low memory?
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          I would say that your CPU is adequate. IIRC, PrE 4 had a minimum of 2GHz (could be +/- a bit).


          Now, "Memory" is twofold:


          Physical RAM

          Windows Virtual Memory (Page File)


          If you are getting Memory errors, I'd first download a RAM test utility, but usually the physical RAM does not go bad - still, it has been known to happen. Next, I'd look closely at my Virtual Memory in Windows. I am a big fan of setting this to static @ ~ 2.5x my physical Ram, and locating it on my fastest HDD. Most systems will run fine, with it located on the C:\, but if one also has their media and Projects on that drive, then an additional HDD might free things up a bit.


          Then, I would look at what else is using my RAM and my Virtual Memory. Most computers have tons of totally unnecessary programs and Processes that steal Memory. This ARTICLE will give you tips on cleaning out many of these, and then setting up one's computer for an NLE session.


          Good luck,



          • 2. Re: PE4 rendering stops.....due to low memory?
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            This most often happens because of lack of scratch disk space on your C drive. Even if you have plenty of room on your C drive, the program needs CONTIGUOUS space -- so it can have problems if your disc is not clean and defragmented or if your drive has errors on it.


            Here's my regular maintenance regimen. Advanced System Care is free from IOBit and it will clear off you spyware, temp files and clean up your registry. This and defragmenting should help tremendously.



            You should also ensure you have the latest version of Quicktime.