AMD Athlon 4600+
2 GB memory
Two monitors, hosted on a WinFast PX7600 GT (from Leadtek)
LR 2.1 - Trial version, not yet plunked down the $$ for a product key
So, I'm thinking LR is going to save me some time if I can only get my brain around how it works - should be simple enough. Just shot a wedding on Saturday and I figured I would jump in with both feet - what have I got to loose but a little time?
So, I import all 1,800 photos (RAW, Canon 40D and 50D) - no problems. Took a little time, but I just went and fixed myself some breakfast and when I came back it was done.
I'm digging my way through the stack in the "Library" module, flagging some as keepers and some as definite garbage (P, X) and once in a while opening up the second monitor for displaying an image. Sometimes, I'm displaying a few images side-by-side to determine which of the set is the keeper.
I'm about 100 images into the stack and all of a sudden the area used to display the image goes gray and in the lower left corner, in red foreground color is printed (mirror image - as in backwards) something about a memory error. Being the anal OCD freak I am, I've been running Windows Task Manager and the memory use is in the neighborhood of about 1.1GB - lots of room left over.
OK, I shut down LR, reboot Windows (a hard, cold restart - remember, I'm a little OCD about some things). Once XP is stable again (OK, work with me on this ...) I start up LR. Not 20 minutes later, LR freezes - solid. Only way to shut it down is via Task Manager, in the processes tab no less.
Repeat the last process (restart, yada, yada) and LR goes TU again.
OK, I'm done with LR until I can figure out what is going on here. BTW - CS3? Working just fine - no worries.
Anyone got any ideas on the next step to figure out what's going on here. I THINK I would like to transition to LR, but only if I can get it stable.