Hello, I am using After FX CS4 on a toshiba laptop.
I have 1,73GHZ i7 CPU , 4GB DDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA GT330M display card.
I want to know if the multiprocessing option in the preferences will speed up my work or should I just leave it turned off?
It seems to me that when i enable this option the previewing is getting slower !
I just want to be sure of that.
Thanks for the help.
Multiprocessing requires a lot of RAM -- with only 4 GB of total RAM, I'm not surprised that turning it on actually slows down your system.
If you have a 64-bit version of Windows and you can add more RAM to your laptop, you might be able to improve your render times with multiprocessing. For now, I'd leave it off.
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Definitely off. I run CS5 on an Alienware MX17 i7 8GB RAM and even on that system out of the 8 cores AE ends up using only 2 for multiprocessing (at the optimal 2GB per processor setup), so with just 4BG RAM all it will give you is a slower render time.