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  • C4D Running Slow on Desktop But Not On Laptop

     Sean Lloyd updated 5 days, 10 hours ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Sean Lloyd

    December 3, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Hi All,

    I am just at the end of a project and I seemed to have pushed my system to the limit (like I always do)

    I am building a virtual set and made it pretty big, about a hundred foot radius, twelve source lights, etc., and it’s been a little slow, but when I put the neon letters I made into it, I can’t really move anything. It renders fine, but I can’t work on it.

    I’m on a Mac. It’s pretty old, but it has a twelve core processor, a 12 gig video card and 64 gigs of ram.

    May laptop is a newer slightly faster processor 2 core, 16 gigs of ram and a slightly slower video card, but it runs the session fine.

    Any suggestions, could something be set wrong on the desktop, or would it be the more obvious fact that it’s just and older system even though I built it up?

    I’m happy I can still work, but I’d rather stay on y desktop.

    Thanks in advance…

  • Usama Aslam

    December 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm


    I read your complain and I hope the following solutions would help you out.

    Let’s start with your desktop it’s a good system I must say but the issue is that it doesn’t run on the old drivers you really face issues with c4d, (like black screen on your display port, lagging, or not even booting).

    So I recommend:

    1. Try installing the latest driver for your graphics card.

    2. If the latest update is not supported because it’s an old version of graphics card then you have to install a lower version of C4D it could be from R16 – R19 or R20.

    I will strongly advise to get a Windows O.S alongside a newer 6gb Invidia graphics card with 32gb ram.

    Your issues will be resolved.


  • Sean Lloyd

    January 25, 2023 at 7:12 am

    I just saw this. Thanks for the reply. Not sure about using having to install drivers on a Mac, but I’ll look into.

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