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Upgrade computer help.

PostPosted: 03/7/2020, 7:17 pm
by wcaravan
I feel if there is any place a post like this would be least annoying, its this specific forum thread.

I'm getting into info graphic animation, basic 2d character animation, animated type, icons etc. I've always had performance issues with after effects playback, so slow and laggy. Final render and exports for video work on premiere is never an issue - its just the playback on after effects makes the workflow almost impossible. EG. currently previewing a 60 second animation with a few different characters (never more than two at once) and its taken about 10 minutes to generate a ram preview enough to watch it back in real time (at 1/8 res) which is infuriating if I need to make a slight timing change, I need to render again from scratch.

My current set up consists of a laptop:

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
Nvdia GTX 160
32GB ram
SSD M.2 with OS + Project files
SSD with Cache (250GB allocated)

I also have a PC with the same HD set up but with a GTX1070, 32GB ram, and a i76700 on a h170 asus mother board.

My thinking is the upgrade the PC as its components are a cheaper, and move to an Intel Core i9 9900K (which would require a motherboard upgrade as well) and then perhaps eventually upgrade the ram to 64GB. Issue is, regardless of how much I push the PC, it never uses the Ram anyway. Currently doing the ram preview its only using 16GB of the ram. Is there another issue somewhere i'm overlooking?

Re: Upgrade computer help.

PostPosted: 04/17/2020, 8:41 am
by jimbaker
My brother helped me to upgrade my PC. I will show this post to him and maybe he will contact you. I hope this helps.