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  • Thu, Mar 25 2010 3:52 PM

    • lasssman
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    Hardware - changing memory

    Yesterday I increased the memory in my computer. Do I have to do anything to MC to make sure it "knows" the change has happened?

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  • Thu, Mar 25 2010 3:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    Your specs list Win 7/64-bit.  A 64-bit OS will automatically recognize the RAM.  Note: Win7 is not officially supported at this time.  But, it'll rock with more RAM.  6-8GB's works best depending on the MoBo.

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  • Thu, Mar 25 2010 7:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    What I have done all the times I upgraded the memory, for example from 4 to 8G at my desktop and from 2 to 3 at the laptop, it was to do a clean install of the OS after a memory upgrade.

    And as Randall says, MC with 8G on a 64bit OS is something else.

    I anticipate to the day that MC will run at 64bit.

    Then we will be talking for something else again.

     

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  • Thu, Mar 25 2010 8:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    sverkalo:

    What I have done all the times I upgraded the memory, for example from 4 to 8G at my desktop and from 2 to 3 at the laptop, it was to do a clean install of the OS after a memory upgrade.

    ...

    Doing a clean OS install is a good idea from time to time. But don't see why it would be a good idea to after changing memory in particular?

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  • Thu, Mar 25 2010 8:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    Because it's a significant change of the system.

    It's just what I have done so far.

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  • Thu, Mar 25 2010 11:28 PM In reply to

    • lasssman
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    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    My Windows system shows 8 GB - but  the MC Hardware tool shows only 4 GB. So while Windows has recognized the change, apparently MC has not.

    There must be a way to refresh the MC hardware - or is it in an ini file that has to be modified?

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  • Thu, Mar 25 2010 11:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    MC uses a maximum of 4 GB ram to run the program in Vista flavors. I doubt that will change whenever 7 is qualified. Windows XP Pro maxs at just under 3 GB. Here are the system requirements for Media Composer.

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  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 12:17 AM In reply to

    • lasssman
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    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    Does that mean that if I have an 8GB machine MC will not use the extra (above 4GB)?

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  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 12:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    Correct.  MC is still a 32-bit app.  Even running in a 64-bit OS, 32-bit apps can only address 4GB's of RAM, regardless of how much is installed.  But, that's still approx twice the RAM that would be available to MC running in a 32-bit OS.

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    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
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    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 12:23 AM In reply to

    • BLKDOG
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    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    That is currently the case....yes.

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  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 1:51 AM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    BLKDOG:

    That is currently the case....yes.

    Sounds like this may be changing....soon !!  ??

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  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 1:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    Ok ... so by installing 8 GB I get the full 4GB for MC, plus room for the OS, plus room for additional apps ....? e.g SF Pro?

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  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 2:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    BobbyMurcerFan:

    sverkalo:

    What I have done all the times I upgraded the memory, for example from 4 to 8G at my desktop and from 2 to 3 at the laptop, it was to do a clean install of the OS after a memory upgrade.

    ...

    Doing a clean OS install is a good idea from time to time. But don't see why it would be a good idea to after changing memory in particular?

     

    Sound advice, But (please correct me if I'm wrong) don't forget to DE-activate MC before you install clean OS. Confused

     

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  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 5:08 AM In reply to

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    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    lasssman:

    Ok ... so by installing 8 GB I get the full 4GB for MC, plus room for the OS, plus room for additional apps ....? e.g SF Pro?

    Guy, I am rendering in AE and editing in Media Composer at the same time, multitasking SF Pro will be a piece of cake

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  • Fri, Mar 26 2010 11:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Hardware - changing memory

    lasssman:
    Ok ... so by installing 8 GB I get the full 4GB for MC, plus room for the OS, plus room for additional apps ....?

    That's exactly right.

     

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