Video Program Help

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  1. ILoveDinobot

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    I really hope someone can help me because this is really annoying. Everytime I start a video program I tried a few video editing programs, it shuts down right away. One time it actually said "not enough memory". I just doubled my memory this past summer. Plus I shut down every program running, plus ctrl/alt/delete and shut down processes that weren't important, even restarted has to be 20 times now. And at one point kept the computer off for about a half hour. AND still these programs will not run. Can anyone give me some suggestions?
     
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    Have you looked at your STARTUP tab in MSCONFIG?

    You could stop some programs from "starting up" when you first turn on, or restart your computer. That may help save some commit charge so you can run your program.
    Also, if your computer takes a long time to get stable when windows first starts, this may help to speed up windows on initial "startup"

    But be careful in using this feature.

    If you don't want to mess with MSCONFIG, maybe try to find a different vid editing program.

    How much memory does your computer have anyway?

    I ask that because its possible the program(s) you are using is requiring more RAM than your computer has in the first place.......also, the program may require a good video card as well, besides just trying to run on memory alone.

    I also say that because programs these days take alot of resources to run, and some people try to run RAM rich programs with 256 ram, even though 512 ram is enough for most programs, there is a lot of junk that runs on STARTUP that takes away from your resources RAM, to use the program effectively.

    3 years ago 512 was "average" for ram, these days borderline is 1 gig just about.

    Don't get me started on VIDEO CARDS. Those requirements for a game to play, change faster than I change my underwear.

    On another note, if you cant even get the program to run, whats to say when you start editing that it will STAY running, and NOT glitch like christmas lights.

    cnrtl alt del is really a harsh way to shut down processes. and try to avoid that, by going to the souce, which is MSCONFIG.
     
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    I have 512 memory. But thanks for the info, sounds complicated though. heh.
     

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