Im using AE CS5 and have a 2.23 gHz dual core processor with 4gb (2 x 2gb) ram, I can upgrade to 8gb. I understand this is still very low but cannot replace my computer at this time. I mainly use AE for color grading music videos and making titles sequences for short films.
I have read that After Effects can only handle 2gb per core, is this true? If so it would be pointless upgrading the ram. Any help greatly appreciated.
[Jeff Lent]"Im using AE CS5 and have a 2.23 gHz dual core processor with 4gb (2 x 2gb) ram, I can upgrade to 8gb... I have read that After Effects can only handle 2gb per core, is this true?"
No, that's false. After Effects CS5 and higher are 64-bit applications, capable of addressing all the RAM in your computer.
Upgrading to 8 GB should give you a performance boost because it will make multiprocessing (running one instance of the Ae renderer on each core) much more practical.
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