Premiere Taking Up 100% RAM

Community Beginner ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Just for background infomation, my laptop has 16 gb ram and this is a problem that only happens for long videos (like 1 hour in length). So, in Premiere 2021 version, when I start exporting long videos, the RAM usage just keeps rising up and when the ram fills up, the exporting crashes and stops. I have set ram usage limit to 6/8 GB in Preferences, but during exporting, it passes that limit and goes upto 12 GB ram usage. I didn't have this problem in the 2019 version but that version didn't use nvidia gpu for some reason (even after selecting CUDA) which is solved in 2021 but now I have this too much RAM usage problem. If anyone has any suggestions, you are welcome.

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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1) Change 'Optimize rendering ..' to "Memory"  (go Edit > Preferences > Memory.. )

2) Turn off Hardware accelerated Decoding in Preferences > Media... (do app restart)

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I already had 'optimize rendering' set to memory. After seeing this, I also turned off hardware accelerated decoding but nothing changed:( Premiere is still taking up all the ram during exporting.

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Try resetting the preferences:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/faq-how-to-reset-trash-preferences-in-premiere-pro/td-p/...

If that doesn't work, try resetting the Workspaces:
Reset a workspace
Reset the current workspace to return to its original, saved layout of panels.
1. Do one of the following:
• Click the Workspace menu icon and select Reset to Saved Layout.
• Choose Window > Workspace > Reset to Saved Layout.
from here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/workspaces.html

If that doesn't work, try Preferences > Audio Hardware and set Input to None.

If that doesn’t work, try updating or rolling back your graphics driver directly from the video card manufacturer’s site. If NVIDIA, do a clean install of the latest Studio Driver (NOT the Game Driver).

If that doesn't work, try creating a new project and import the old one into it.

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I tried all of them but I still have the problem 😞

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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I have the same problem, the only thing that helped me is reverting to premiere 14.5

 

as soon as I update again to latest version this bug starts again and all my RAM starts filling up

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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I'm having similar issues of Premiere eating all my memory.  running the 2022 version.  It does this even if nothing is playing back!  Seems the only way to resolve this is ditching Premiere entirely.  This bug has been around for half a decade or more.  Adobe seems unwilling to fix it ever.   

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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Optimization is the second step after performance, which should be implemented by developers. It's really annoying.

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Landed on this post today because it still isn't fixed. I have a top-of-the-line PC with 64 GB of RAM and Premiere can't playback a single video clip without stuttering uncontrollably. My CPU, my SSD, my Graphics Card, are all barely working, but my 64 GB of Ram is at 60% and it's maxing out and freezing. 

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