tlunnuk Posted January 20, 2009 Share Posted January 20, 2009 I am coming across a RAM limitation in my current hardware setup. I do a lot of exterior renderings using max and mental ray. If the scene is a little too complex and the indirect illumination settings a little too high, mental ray will error out citing a lack of memory error. Nothing new, been dealing with this error for a while. Last june i built a computer for rendering...nothing fancy....asus rampage, intel Q9450, windows xp, 4 GB ram the machine performs better than i expected, except of course i am still coming across the problem with not having enough memory. In the future i will probably move away from mental ray and towards v-ray or maxwell...something as powerful but less troublesome. here i are some options i have working. 1) maximize system memory and upgrade to vista (or wait for windows 7) and use readyboost...that gives me 8GB system plus say 16 GB readyboost (assuming of course that readyboost works well with max) 2) maximize system memory and use a third party software for XP that is similar to readyboost 3) upgrade MB....could very easily jump to 16GB without having to replace other components. any opinions. This has to be a fairly common problem, especially with complex scenes and complex lighting. How does everyone else over come to problem. right now leaning towards upgrading the MB ($250), but i love my rampage and its only 9 months old. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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