I just noticed you don't have XP but after all that typing I'm leaving this here. Maybe somebody else can use it or you can if you get XP. What OS do you have?
Lets try a couple of things here. Right click My Computer and select properties. How much ram is showing on the General tab? Just want to make sure it is all being recognized.
I just noticed that in your first screen shot you appear to have a page file size of 768MB which translates into 1.5 times 512MB of ram. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'll assume that is what your machine came with and the 1GB was added later. Your recommended minimum page file size is 1.5 times your ram and the maximum is 3 times so it really should be about 2250MB to 4450MB.How to set performance options in Windows XP
For best performance, do not set the initial size to less than the minimum recommended size under Total paging file size for all drives. The recommended size is equivalent to 1.5 times the RAM on your computer. It is good practice to leave the paging file at its recommended size. However, you may increase its size if you frequently use programs that use much memory.
That certainly applies in your situation. If you have a second hard drive with enough space you can set up page file there also. This will increase performance as XP will default to using the page file on the C: drive where your OS is for system usage and will use the second page file for your editing programs. Do not put multiple paging files on different partitions on the same physical disk drive.
Work through the instructions in that link I have posted. Set up your editing programs as a foreground process and bump up your page file size to the recommended maximum. If you don't have a second hard drive you may want to look at that.
Let us know if that works out for you.
Edited by Leurgy, 24 August 2005 - 07:27 AM.
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