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fred wardPC System - OPTIMIZE for After Effects - How?
by on Nov 2, 2009 at 11:07:27 pm

Hi guys, what a great forum this is. Just about everything, including this question, but obviously technology moves and so this needs updating!

My system is:

i7 processor (fine)
6GB RAM (mabye more needed?)
1GB GeForce 285 Graphics card (I know, I know)
and plenty a' storage.

oh, and After Effects of course (CS4)


Now the system is just not cutting it in terms of rendering - it's the same 'not-realtime' speed I got from my old pc.
So I'd like to UP my system to be really AE-centric, especially to speed up render times.

I'll need another graphics card or two - but which one(s)?
And how much RAM would really kill the render time also?

Thanks so much in advance, I know I'll get the good answers on this site!


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Todd KoprivaRe: PC System - OPTIMIZE for After Effects - How?
by on Nov 3, 2009 at 1:25:13 am

Don't worry about the graphics card. A top-of-the-line graphics card doesn't do much more than a middle-of-the-road graphics card for After Effects. Focus on fast processors, lots of RAM, and fast hard disks (more than one). And use a 64-bit OS.

Also, make sure that you're doing everything else that you can to improve performance---not just buying hardware.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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fred wardRe: PC System - OPTIMIZE for After Effects - How?
by on Nov 7, 2009 at 4:47:34 pm

thanks RAM it is!

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