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  1. Default How fast does Vegas run on a computer with 4GB of RAM?

    I'm running Pro 9.0 on a laptop with 2 gigs of RAM, and it doesn't really run as fast as I wish it would. There's a little downtime when I go to Vegas from another program (usually an internet browser). Like, when I click on the Vegas window, it freezes for like 5 seconds, then I can use it.

    If I had 4 gigs, would it make much of a difference?

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    FWIW when I upped my RAM from 2 to 4 (32bit Windows XP/Vegas Pro 9), whilst it improved the overall performance of the machine, there was no perceived improvement switching from a browser to an already running instance of Vegas. There again, I never had a 5 sec delay - it was always a fraction of a second.

    What have you got your swap file set to? Perhaps it's a fixed size, fixed from when you had say 512K. It should either be system managed or set to 1.5 x RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    What have you got your swap file set to? Perhaps it's a fixed size, fixed from when you had say 512K. It should either be system managed or set to 1.5 x RAM.
    I wouldn't know-- how do I check?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray AP19 View Post
    I wouldn't know-- how do I check?
    Right Click "My Computer" and select Properties.

    Go to the Advanced tab
    In the Performance box click on Settings
    Go to the Advanced tab

    The bottom box is headed "virtual memory". It will tell you what the paging file is set to. You can click on "change" to er, change the setting - this page will also tell you the recommended setting. One "gotcha" is that it is possible to set paging files on more than one drive (I only mention this as this caught me out once)
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    Thanks. Should I set it to the max? Are there any drawbacks for that?

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    To be honest, I've no idea if there's any advantage to giving it more than 1.5 x amount of installed RAM. I've just always set both minimum and maximum to that amount. Ideally set it to zero, reboot, then defragment the hard drive, then set it to that vale. This gives it the best chance of allocating the space in one contiguous area.

    Actually even more ideally - create it on a separate dedicated hard drive. But how many of us have that luxary?
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    also uncheck in preferences the option to release the media files as this can slow/lock when switching problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Cheema View Post
    also uncheck in preferences the option to release the media files as this can slow/lock when switching problems.
    Where's that located? You said Preferences, but which tab?

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    Sorry meaning to reply, but PC problems, it is in the General section, normally the first one that comes up. look down there..

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