After Effects is not a realtime application. Dynamic Link exacerbates this. Use Dynamic Link to replace your original clips with AE comps only when you've finished editing and are moving into adding effects, etc. Otherwise, you can try to render (you'll have to force a render, since Dynamic Link lies and AE comps get marked as yellow bar segments, so use the Sequence > Render Entire Work Area command) to create previews that will play back in realtime.
I tried ram rendering it in AE and then trying to play in premiere pro but it is still lagging. My trouble seems to be with Premiere Pro. Even when I do render effects in work area, it is still lagging...
Your memory is ill configured, since you are using it in dual channel mode instead of triple channel mode and 8 MB is about bare minimum. You would be better off if you were to increase memory to 24 GB. Secondly, your disk configuration is the absolute minimum requirement, so adding a couple of disks will help performance as well.
I am not even using heavy footage. It is footage off of a Canon 5D Mark II h.264
Mistake. It is one of the most demanding codecs on the market. Look here: Adobe Forums: System requirements for CS5
You could try the PPBM5 Benchmark to see how well your setup performs.
A couple of words in addition.
Read Colin's post once again. You need to apply 'Render Etire Work Area' instead of 'Render Effects in Work Area'.
P.S. I wish Forum search worked better...
I agree with Harm, your 6 cores need memory for each core and you don't have enough, all my machines have 8 cores and i am running at what i consider to be a bare minimum - only 20GB of ram. And like Colin said AE doesn't play in realtime in the first place unless you are doing maybe one simple little effect.however your computer is most likely just out of ram and hitting your pagefile constantly and stopping things from working better.
I tried ram rendering it in AE and then trying to play in premiere pro but it is still lagging
RAM preview in AE will have no effect on playback in Premiere Pro. You need to render inside of Premiere.
With your computer, does it lag when you dynamic link with ae and premiere?
Depends on the footage and what I did in AE. Often yes, it doesn't play at full frame rate. But I don't really need it to. I can see what it looks like with RAM preview, I don't also need real time in PP.
Hi, i'm experiencing a simular problem.
It looks like I cannot render the (AE) dynamiclink. When hit "render entire work area", premiere starts emediatly with playing the timeline.
However it did not render the AE composition only the items within Premiere, so it doesn't playback in realtime.
How could I solve this?
Add a Fast Blur effect (set to 0) to your AE DL clip. Now you can render it.