After Effects RAM Problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by macuser154, May 2, 2009.

  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    While rendering in After Effects on my MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM, After Effects reports it as only having 3GB of RAM. How can I tell it to use 4GB?

    By the way I am using After Effects CS4 on 10.5.6.
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    It sounds like After Effects doesn't like one of the RAM Modules. Check andale sure OS X still thinks you have 4 GB. If your OS thinks there is 4, I don't know enough about After Effects to tell you how to fix it from that end.
     
  3. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah OSX knows I have 4GB. And After Effects must be using both chips because they are 2GB each and After Effects is using 3GB.
     
  4. filman408 macrumors regular

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    AE is only 32-bit, so it can access only 3GB.
    Also, you dont want a program to access ALL the memory in the machine, there would be none left for the overhead operations/OS.

    This is literally a non-issue.
     

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