I have a Dell laptop that has 8 GB of RAM and 1,000 GB of storage space, and Vegas is running slower than I expected it would on this monster of a notebook.
One video in particular I'm working on is starting to frustrate because I've had to break it down into literally at LEAST 10 different projects because Vegas just totally stops working (i.e., "Not Responding" mode when I open it and try to do ANYTHING in Vegas) once the file size of the project gets higher than around 150 KBs, which is ridiculous IMO, because I used to have projects 450 KBs and bigger working fine on my last computer.
Now admittedly, I have somehow eaten up almost all of my storage space (save about 5.5 GB-- don't ask how I took up 995 GB of space without even trying), but I don't think Vegas should be running this slowly-- my computer also degrags automatically once a week FTR.
Anyways, say if I open a 150 KB project with 20-25 short (3-5 second) video events, the program lags for about 5-7 seconds if I go from one program to Vegas (for example, surfing the internet in Firefox, and then open the Vegas project).
It's all making this process far more arduous and nerve-wracking than it should be. I've thought about taking my computer to a repair shop to have it looked at (in all honesty, I probably don't take good care of it-- mostly by leaving it on almost all the time. I know it's not good, but I've had this habit for a while), but do you guys have any suggestions in the meantime?