#1
Hello, i am trying to create youtube videos for my guitar playing. Seems like i have lack of memory on my PC. When i try to render the computer freezes. Do you all have the best Computers? My is old but allso still not so bad.

My PC Specs:
- 3GB RAM
- 2200 Dual Core
- Graphic card ASUS EAH5454
#3
Yea, rendering video does take a decent amount of RAM and 3 GB isn't very much. That's fine for basic stuff, but I'd think you'd want 8 GB of RAM, preferably more. You might be able to get away with 4 or 6, but I don't really know.

2200 dual core? Is that the Intel Pentium E2200 or the AMD Sempron 2200, or some other one I'm missing? Either way it looks to be a pretty outdated one and I would think video rendering would need at least a quad core CPU. With a dual core CPU that slow I don't think upgrading your memory would really help much. Looks to me like you need a new computer. I'm sure it's fine for browsing the web and such, but video editing and especially rendering takes some heavy lifting.

Note that I'm not the best with hardware stuff and there are other guys here that frequent the computer thread that really know what they're doing, so wait and see what they say as well.
#5
It is not like we couldn't render videos in the recent past people...
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#7
Lower resolution would probably be my prime guess. What are you trying to render at?
#8
I think in the past people just rubbed sticks together.

And then they filmed and edited that, to upload to porn sites, but the rendering was awfully slow unfortunately
#9
How did you end up with 3GB's of Ram in the first place? What an illogical number. You need at least 8GB's of RAM to function as a minimum these days.

Not sure on your CPU...but your graphics card is heaps outdated. I mean, a basic laptop is more spec'd out than your PC. That's a problem.
#10
Quote by kitarmen
Hello, i am trying to create youtube videos for my guitar playing. Seems like i have lack of memory on my PC. When i try to render the computer freezes. Do you all have the best Computers? My is old but allso still not so bad.

My PC Specs:
- 3GB RAM
- 2200 Dual Core
- Graphic card ASUS EAH5454


People tend to mix up lack of memory to lack of storage space.

Doing this for a living I fix over 90% problems with these free simple steps:

Download/install:
Malwarebytes - update but don't run it yet.
CCleaner - run it and let it clean up stuff FIRST
Then run Malwarebytes and go do something else for it will take awhile.

Come back, remove anything it finds and reboot.

If RAM is your issue. If you have a 32BIT OS more RAM won't do you any good for 32-BIT OS can ONLY see 3.XX (don't recall the exact number).

If you have a 64-bit OS then you can max out the RAM but try to find out how much it can handle for each system does have a limit. But for a 64-BIT OS 12GB usually is sufficient for just about everything.

Still having issues with RAM disable items in start-up by going/running MSCONFIG
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#11
considering 720p is the minimum you should be making videos at these days, ideally 1080p your pc just won't cut it.

I built a rig on pc part picker for about $500 that although low end would be more than sufficient for audio production and video editing
I built an Intel and amd based one too.

if you want I can try dig them out for you?
Gear:

Gibson lpj
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Les Paul 1960's Tribute Plus
Schecter s-1
Marshall JCM900 100WATT HEAD
Fender mustang 1
Dunlop Crybaby
Danelectro Distortion
Tanglewood exotic electro acoustic
Westfield Bass
#12
been a while since I looked at this so might be able to build better and cheaper now but this is one I put together for £379 and found all the parts on amazon.com for about $500 so no doubt you could find parts cheaper if you shop about.

decent quad
16gb ram
ssd for OS
2gb hdd

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/doodlesmusic/saved/7P8323
Gear:

Gibson lpj
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Les Paul 1960's Tribute Plus
Schecter s-1
Marshall JCM900 100WATT HEAD
Fender mustang 1
Dunlop Crybaby
Danelectro Distortion
Tanglewood exotic electro acoustic
Westfield Bass
#13
It depends on what the resolution, frame rate, and bit rate at which you'll be rendering the videos. 3 GB is abysmal these days, and current standards for video quality sort of require HD. You could (1) render at lower resolution, frame rate, and bit rate, (2) stick more RAM into your computer, or (3) try to make do and mend by using less RAM when you're rendering. You can do the third by doing things such as closing programs/processes that aren't being used, closing the preview window in your editing software, changing your display settings to one that uses less RAM, not using your computer whilst you render, etc. Most people don't know they're using way more RAM than they actually need with running too many programs at startup or leaving programs open when they're not in use, so I'd start there if you want to do the third option.

I've been editing videos as a hobby running programs like Sony Vegas, After Effects, and similar programs for several years. I understand the information I gave you may be a bit dense, so let me know if I can help you further by explaining.
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#14
Quote by chrismendiola
It depends on what the resolution, frame rate, and bit rate at which you'll be rendering the videos. 3 GB is abysmal these days, and current standards for video quality sort of require HD. You could (1) render at lower resolution, frame rate, and bit rate, (2) stick more RAM into your computer, or (3) try to make do and mend by using less RAM when you're rendering. You can do the third by doing things such as closing programs/processes that aren't being used, closing the preview window in your editing software, changing your display settings to one that uses less RAM, not using your computer whilst you render, etc. Most people don't know they're using way more RAM than they actually need with running too many programs at startup or leaving programs open when they're not in use, so I'd start there if you want to do the third option.

I've been editing videos as a hobby running programs like Sony Vegas, After Effects, and similar programs for several years. I understand the information I gave you may be a bit dense, so let me know if I can help you further by explaining.


Listen to the above. Your system is adequate for rendering standard definition video, but is woefully inadequate for HD. (I use Adobe Premiere Pro and ran into this exact problem a few years back.)
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#15
Quote by kitarmen
Hello, i am trying to create youtube videos for my guitar playing. Seems like i have lack of memory on my PC. When i try to render the computer freezes. Do you all have the best Computers? My is old but allso still not so bad.

My PC Specs:
- 3GB RAM
- 2200 Dual Core
- Graphic card ASUS EAH5454

Video and audio take a lot of memory because the files are large and they need to be stored in RAM before they're saved, so you need a fair bit of RAM on top of what you need to run the programs.