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  • System crash


    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,

  • 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.

  • Thanks, I'll try that.