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Last post Tue, Dec 09 2008 by vincentlpratte, 3 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Dec 07 2008 22:19
by vincentlpratte
Joined on Tue, Oct 07 2008, Québec, Canada, Posts 47
Hi,

I've been experiencing regular system crash while using Protools LE 7.4 with VSL Special Edition on Windows XP. First, here are my specs:

PC DELL Dimension 5100
Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 Ghz
2.50 GB DDR RAM
Windows XP

I'm working with:
Protools 7.4 with M-Box 2 mini
Vienna Intruments

I already worked on pieces for small ensembles and never had any problems. I recently started a projet for a larger ensemble (e.i. around 20 instruments). I generally manage to work a couple of minutes and do a couple of playbacks before it crashes (always during playback). I use instrument tracks with Vienna Intruments as plug-ins on each tracks.

Is it a memory issue? I looked at the Task Manager just before my computer crashed and it didn't seem to be overloading the system. The CPU was at 14%. I'm not sure where to look to see if their was issuficient RAM, but I've noted down what I was seeing on the Task Manager screen, so I can provide you with the numbers if needed. I'm just not sure what they mean.

(I'm working on a French edition of windows, so I'm gonna try to translate myself the different tags)

Physical Memory:
Total 2 619 468 ko
Available 645 472 ko

Core memory:
Total 126 192 ko
Paged 98 128 ko
Unpaged 28 064 ko

Dedicated hosting:
Total 1 770 048 ko
Limit 4 658 160 ko
Peak 2 115 248 ko

Do you think it is indeed a problem due to insufficient memory or could if be something else?

Thanks a lot,

Vincent
Vincent L. Pratte
http://www.vincentlpratte.com

"So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories."
-John Williams
Posted on Mon, Dec 08 2008 20:17
by Sampleconstruct
Joined on Tue, Jul 08 2008, Berlin, Posts 40
Hi,
Get some more RAM and you should be fine. 4 GB in total at least, as your Operating system also needs RAM to handle all the workload.
Posted on Tue, Dec 09 2008 19:25
by vincentlpratte
Joined on Tue, Oct 07 2008, Québec, Canada, Posts 47
Thanks, I'll try that.
Vincent L. Pratte
http://www.vincentlpratte.com

"So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories."
-John Williams
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