the following applies to both, renoise 1.8 and renoise 1.9beta.
i am not sure if it’s a bug or just a malconfiguration of my winxp, so feel free to move this to beginners questions incase it’s not renoise’s fault
so i am running WinXP Pro SP2 and a PC with 2GB of RAM.
here’s what my ram load looks like in certain situations:
on desktop/in browser:
622MB used / 1.426MB free
after launching renoise:
677MB used / 1.370MB free
after loading w.i.p. song:
866MB used / 1.181MB free
after loading a 21:52 minute 44khz 16bit mp3 vocal sample(btw: this takes ages, and CPU+HDD do both chill whilst loading)
1.316MB used / 731MB free
now i go into sample editor, disable undo for it, and cut a little piece from the long sample.
my primary harddrive (the one with the pagefile) will work for a few seconds until renoise presents me the “out of memory” error message.
my physical memory has never been fuller than 1.322MB though, so i wonder why the remaining ~720MB remain unused?
it feels like i am having 2GB but can only use 70% of them.
is this renoise’s fault or winxp’s?
my pagefile is set to 2048MB btw - but why should the OS want to swap stuff if there still is plenty of physical memory available?
but my main concern is, what’s up with the remaining 720+ MB…
i have already seen other apps (games) occupying my entire physical memory (company of heroes, for example) - so it seems like the OS is at least capable of using it all if the applications demands to do so…