This is about Windows XP which is past end of life
What are the best memory settings for Adobe Premiere CS3 on XP?
The Adobe knowledgebase has a big article here:
But comes down to this:
Minimum Paging file size: <your system memory> + 12 MB
Maximum Paging file size: <your system memory> * 2
Even with that it still crashes for me so I do the following to make it
crash less often:
- Get lots of memory!
- Obviously, stop all other applications
- Make a custom batch script to stop all unnecessary services - eg:
net stop snmp
net stop apache2
- Run your custom script before running Premiere
- Unmount Samba shares
- Render things as you go
- If an action (eg Export via Adobe Media Encoder) is going
to take a long time make sure the screen safer doesn't kick in.