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Too much memory for Adobe Premiere 5

by jdeacon27 / February 9, 2009 7:42 AM PST

My youngest is very interested in animation and editing. I gave him my old copy of Adobe Premiere 5. It ran painfully slowly so we upgraded his PC. I suspected that something as old as Premiere 5 wouldn't be happy under Vista, which is what the new Dell PC (Inspiron 530) came with, so I made his new machine dual boot and installed Premiere under XP (SP3), which is what I'd been using it under.

But Premiere can't copy with the 4 GB of memory in the Dell; it thinks there isn't enough memory! Is there any way I can reduce the amount of memory visible to Premiere without actually yanking out 2 GB?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2009 9:00 AM PST

You have two choices. I'll offer them in the order I'd use.

1. BURNMEMORY. Not literally but here's the article about it and editing BOOT.INI ->

2. Virtual PC. Google that but it's only for the exit of last resort.

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by jdeacon27 / February 10, 2009 5:13 AM PST
In reply to: YES!

/burnmemory sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. I'll give it a try.

I have a feeling that because Premiere under XP is dual-booted along with Vista that I'll have to edit the Vista boot database rather than boot.ini


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Premiere 5.1 works under XP when /burnmemory used
by jdeacon27 / February 12, 2009 1:33 AM PST
In reply to: burnmemory

That worked a treat. I took away 1GB of memory and Premiere worked at last.

And you do edit the boot.ini. I made a copy of the current entry (using bootcfg /copy) and added the /burnmemory=1024 switch to the copy entry. The Vista boot loader hands over to the XP boot sequence if you choose XP from the initial vista/xp boot menu; the XP boot sequence then uses boot.ini and you see a second boot menu, in this case with my original XP entry and the reduced memory XP entry.

Thanks again.

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You're welcome.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 12, 2009 4:36 AM PST

I used that switch on an old version of Code Warrior. It didn't like 1, 2, 3 GB ram but just 0.5GB less!

I wonder if you can try burning a little less ram?

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