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Upgrade computer help.

Postby wcaravan on 03/7/2020, 7:17 pm

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?
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System Specs: OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DESKTOP-UJ2O5N7
System Manufacturer Notebook
System Model P95xER
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU Not Applicable
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 7.11, 18/09/2018
SMBIOS Version 3.1
Embedded Controller Version 7.05
BaseBoard Manufacturer Notebook
BaseBoard Product P95xER
BaseBoard Version Not Applicable
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Off
PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.18362.628"
Username DESKTOP-UJ2O5N7\Jamal
Time Zone South Africa Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 31.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 26.5 GB
Total Virtual Memory 39.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 33.0 GB
Page File Space 8.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualisation-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Elevation Required to View
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

Re: Upgrade computer help.

Postby jimbaker on 04/17/2020, 8:41 am

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.
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System Specs: Intel core i7 7700K @ 4.2 GHz
RAM: Kingston DDR4-2800 16 GB
Материнская плата: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming
DeepCool Ice Wind Pro
Asus GeForce GTX 1070 ROG Strix 8GB GDDR5 (256bit)
SDD: 2x Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB 2.5"
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

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