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crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218850

I have an old computer and recently revisited my use and love of LWKS (free) on it. The programme is often crashing, I suspect when over stressed. eg adding a third video channel or scaling up or down a video. Do I need a better pc? Its about ten years old.
At the moment I have to export videos to consolidate work done ...then reopen and use the saved film to continue further work on.

Re: crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218851

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If you can provide the specification it would help. You could have what was a powerful game computer, that's still quite capable of editing.

Re: crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218856

Hi,,,Thankyou, here's the 'system info'
THis pc used to run LWKS fine two years ago...
not a gaming computer at all,,,quite low spec I fear.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name BRIAN-VAIO
System Manufacturer Sony Corporation
System Model VPCEE3Z0E
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II P840 Triple-Core Processor, 1900 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde Corp. R0200Z5, 09/12/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.24545"
User Name Brian-VAIO\Brian
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.98 GB
Total Virtual Memory 12.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 8.44 GB
Page File Space 5.99 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Re: crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218861

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The graphics card is also important.

Which Lightworks version do you use 14.0 or 14.5 or 2020.1 ?

Do you know the measures to relieve the system:
- Internal proxy workflow
- project format settings reduce to 720p with free license, not 1080p, maybe reduce project frame rate?, 8 bit GPU precision
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Software: Lightworks 2020.1; || Windows 10, 64 Bit
Hardware: Intel i5-4440 (3,1 GHz); || shared RAM: 8 GB; || Intel HD Graphics 4600 (can use max. 2 GB of shared RAM)

Re: crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218867

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I don't think that the GPU is the only problem. That system is well below what I would like to use for Lightworks. The memory bandwidth of that processor is rather limited and the physical memory available is also quite limited. The recommended system specs are Intel i7 chipset or faster, or a fast AMD chipset. That isn't a fast AMD chipset.

Re: crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218979

Hi both...thanks for your responses. I've tried the proxy settings and this seems to be helping. I'm still getting freezing but much less than before. I'm plANNing to upgrade to a better machine. Great to benefit from this friendly,knowledgable and responsive forum.
Any recommendations for a laptop appropriate for this need for approx £700-800 ?

thanks

Re: crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218981

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In general, laptops are equipped with comparably weak processors. That's due to their mobile design based on battery packs and tiny cooling devices.

If you need good performance for £700-800, I would think, a refurbished desktop is the first choice.
It's better to travel well than to arrive...

Re: crashing when stressed 2 months, 1 week ago #218989

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Check Dell or HP refurbs. You get a new machine guarantee at a second hand price. Dell even had some quite respectable refurb laptops the last time that I looked.
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