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  • EdiusNX card (PCI-X) eating up Ram?

    I have a machine here based on an Asus P5WDG2-WS Prof board, 4GB ram and running WinXP-SP2. Of course, Windows can only use about 3GB of memory after a fresh install. After installing the EdiusNX card (PCI-X version), the usable physical memory drops to 2GB?! As far as I understand Bios reserves memory space for expansion cards so why would my ram drop to 2GB anyway? Hopefully someone can explain this behaviour and find a solution. TIA.

  • #2
    Don't have an NX card myself but the DVStorm2 card assigns itself so much memory from the RAM depending on the buffer setting. Maybe this does the same?
    Software:
    Edius 8.5 Workgroup
    NewBlue FX
    Hitfilm Ignite
    Vitascene 2
    Newblue TitleMotion Pro
    Smartsound 5.8

    Desktop:
    MSI Z170A M5 Motherboard, i7 6700K 4Ghz, 32GB DDR4, NVIDIA 970 4Gb, 240GB Boot SDD, 500Gb Video SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Laptop:
    MSI GS60, 4K UHD, Intel i7, 16Gb DDR3, Nvidia 970M 3Gb, Windows 10 64bit

    Cameras:
    Panasonic HC-VX870 4K
    GoPro Hero4 Black
    Panasonic GX8 (Stills & Video)
    Garmin Virb 360

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    • #3
      Works fine here (see my specs). I have about 600MB in use after I launch Edius and load an NX project.

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      • #4
        I go from 1729196 available to 1523292 after opening a project.
        www.myvideoproblems.com
        Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

        Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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        • #5
          Sorry guys, I did not make myself clear: I lose about 1GB of ram by simply plugging the card into the machine! There's no driver installed, no Edius either. Any clues?

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          • #6
            I'm afraid I'm not going to uninstall and reinstall just to test that for you :)
            www.myvideoproblems.com
            Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

            Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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            • #7
              Something doesn't sound right? Could it be the board as I have not seen anyone posting similar problems.
              I would think Windows would be responsible for allocating the memory?
              Software:
              Edius 8.5 Workgroup
              NewBlue FX
              Hitfilm Ignite
              Vitascene 2
              Newblue TitleMotion Pro
              Smartsound 5.8

              Desktop:
              MSI Z170A M5 Motherboard, i7 6700K 4Ghz, 32GB DDR4, NVIDIA 970 4Gb, 240GB Boot SDD, 500Gb Video SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit

              Laptop:
              MSI GS60, 4K UHD, Intel i7, 16Gb DDR3, Nvidia 970M 3Gb, Windows 10 64bit

              Cameras:
              Panasonic HC-VX870 4K
              GoPro Hero4 Black
              Panasonic GX8 (Stills & Video)
              Garmin Virb 360

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              • #8
                I normally add a 3GB switch to boot.ini

                however on the last system i built with NX, it fails to boot with the 3GB switch, so I had to boot in safe mode and delete the switch

                I am not sure about the exact cause yet, the 3GB switch has worked on may other PC's
                Anton Strauss
                Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                • #9
                  Anton, even with the 3GB switch I lose about 1GB of physical memory when plugging in the EdiusNC card. Hopefully someone from tech support can help.

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                  • #10
                    Can't be right as the minimum specs for NX is 1Gb of RAM at that you would have nothing left to even get Windows running?
                    Software:
                    Edius 8.5 Workgroup
                    NewBlue FX
                    Hitfilm Ignite
                    Vitascene 2
                    Newblue TitleMotion Pro
                    Smartsound 5.8

                    Desktop:
                    MSI Z170A M5 Motherboard, i7 6700K 4Ghz, 32GB DDR4, NVIDIA 970 4Gb, 240GB Boot SDD, 500Gb Video SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit

                    Laptop:
                    MSI GS60, 4K UHD, Intel i7, 16Gb DDR3, Nvidia 970M 3Gb, Windows 10 64bit

                    Cameras:
                    Panasonic HC-VX870 4K
                    GoPro Hero4 Black
                    Panasonic GX8 (Stills & Video)
                    Garmin Virb 360

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                    • #11
                      Having only an OHCI and DVStorm with 2GB total system ram I get the following free memory:

                      Window XP SP2 start up: 1.75MB Free
                      Blank Edius project DVStrom with Buffer=160: 1.58MB Free
                      Blank Edius project OHCI HD Buffer=512MB: 1.04MB Free

                      ...Angelo
                      Last edited by Angelo; 09-11-2007, 01:52 AM.
                      Canopus/GV: DVStorm2 w/component-out board, ADVC300, Edius 4.61, ProCoder 3.05, Imaginate2
                      System: MSI B75A-G43 (v2.0), i7-3770K, 4GB, HD6850, Pyro1394 pci-e, 6 Disks 2.4TB non-raid, Win7-32bit, Dell 24" & 19" LCD

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                      • #12
                        Update: disabling onboard components didn't help, either. After the NX is plugged in I lose 1GB of Ram in XP. Weird...

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                        • #13
                          Zorro,

                          How did you check the RAM usage without even installing Windows? You state you just plug in the card ... but, how do you check the RAM usage then? It might not be the NX card - but your motherboard. The BIOS assigns address spaces mapped to RAM for DMA (direct memory access). Is your NX board PCI 64 or PCI-Express version?
                          TingSern
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                          Edius 9.4 Pro, Lenovo P72 workstation laptop, 64GB RAM, Xeon CPU, Windows 10 Pro (64 bits), 2 x 2TB Samsung M2.NVME and 1 x 4TB Samsung SSD internal. Panasonic UX180 camera, Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema

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                          • #14
                            Please read my first post, also:

                            Of course, Windows can only use about 3GB of memory after a fresh install. After installing the EdiusNX card (PCI-X version), the usable physical memory drops to 2GB?!

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                            • #15
                              Look for Memory Hole or Memory Remap functions, usually in the BIOS setup somewhere.

                              Sometimes you have to turn it off, sometimes turn it on, sometimes turn to Hardware, sometimes turn to Software.

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