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Olly LawerCan After Effects running out of memory effect your Mac performance?
by on Aug 29, 2012 at 2:53:30 pm

Hi,

I have a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 iMac with a 2GB AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics card and 20GB of DDR3 RAM.

FCPX has been working fine up until now, but suddenly has started dropping frames.

FCPX 10.0.5 btw

For extra info my iMac crashed last night because I was rendering out of After Effects and completely ran out of memory. I now have 40% free space and have reset the parameter random access memory (PRAM) and nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM). Still the problem persists.

Footage is not proxy and is being pulled from my Mac hard drive.

Any ideas?

Olly Lawer


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Kevin ReinerRe: Can After Effects running out of memory effect your Mac performance?
by on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:03:13 pm

I often find that after long periods of heavy use, especially rendering with multiprocessing, my computer eventually gets slower and slower. Therefore, I occasionally do a complete shut-down and restart. Definitely makes a difference IMO. Also, do regular cache purges and clean your database and cache.

And floss your hard drive.

-Reiner

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Olly LawerRe: Can After Effects running out of memory effect your Mac performance?
by on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:07:00 pm

Thanks. Yes I find the same. Usually a restart does the trick (or a purge or both), but this time the computer sounds like it's "working" the whole time. Even at rest.

Olly Lawer


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