Make Sony Vegas Run Faster

Setting Sony Vegas to high priority in your Task Manager will help it run faster.

Because the Sony Vegas video editing software is complex and requires a lot of memory to handle the graphics and interactive editing tools, it may run slowly and lag. You can enable Sony Vegas to run faster by setting it as a high-priority process. This allows the program more memory and places it at a higher priority to run than other processes that are running on your computer, using up the memory. Setting Sony Vegas to high priority can be done in your computer‘s Task Manager section.


1. Open the Sony Vegas program to start it as a process.

2. Press the “Ctrl,” “Alt” and “Delete” keys on your keyboard simultaneously to bring up your computer’s Task Manager.

3. Click on the tab labeled “Applications” to bring up a list of applications running on your computer. Locate “Sony Vegas” in this list and right-click on it. Select the “Go to Process” option from the drop-down menu.

4. Locate the “vegasXX.exe” process, with “XX” representing your Sony Vegas version number. Right-click on this process and mouse over the “Set Priority” option. Click on the “High” option to set the priority.

5. Click on the red “X” button at the top right of the task manager window to close it and save your new priority setting.

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