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  • Re-Starting Mac to get better performance (no hung notes)

    Hi

    I find that if I leave my mac slave on for more than 2 or 3 hours it

    has too be restarted to get rid of clicks pops hung notes.

    When I re-start and reload my template on my slave everything works again but

    it is a pain. Does any one else have this problem? any ideas what may fix this

    thanks

    Dave


  • Hello Dave,

    Do you have a little more information for us?

    Which OS, which CPU, which Mac model, how much RAM, how much RAM used, which sequencer and version, which VSL software and version....

    Thanks,

    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • my main mac is a 2.32 quad os 10.5 8 24 gig ram

    my slave is mac 2x2.66 os 10.5.8 20gig ram 

    I am useing cubase 5.5.2 build 637

    Ve-pro version 4.1.7664

    thanks for the help

    dave


  • When you get the hung notes on your slave mac, can you look in activity monitor in system memory and post the figures 

    Best

    Cyril


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  • I am still waiting for some more hung notes. I have 20gig of ram on my slave mac how much ram should I leave free. I am thinking maybe I am trying to access too much of my 20 gigs of ram. thanks for the help, David

  • Looks like that Mac os X is getting slow when the swap is used, or it could be memory leaks 

    Let's wait you get pops, clicks to see if that is confirm

    I have moved the VM files onto a separate drive/partition that is only used by VM

    best

    Cyril


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  • I don't understand the line below, what is VM

    I have moved the VM files onto a separate drive/partition that is only used by VM

    also if I have 20gigs how much ram do I have to leave free??

    thanks for the help

    Dave


  • VM = Virtual Memory

     if I have 20gigs how much ram do I have to leave free??

    Normally you should be able to use them all, it depends if there is memory leaks


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  • I found that OSX holds onto a lot of memory, the blue area in activity monitor, that restarting gets rid of. I have enough RAM to where I haven't run into any phenomena caused by it, but currently it's showing that ~18GB are being used, running a project that uses more like a third of that actually.

    My guess is that this is memory-related.


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    @ddk said:

    my main mac is a 2.32 quad os 10.5 8 24 gig ram

    my slave is mac 2x2.66 os 10.5.8 20gig ram 

    If your master is a more robust machine than your slave, I would suggest rethinking that one. The slave would usually perform the heavy lifting, and by a goodly margin.


  • thanks for the replies

    I am going to try to add more ram 

    dave


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    @ddk said:

    thanks for the replies

    I am going to try to add more ram 

    dave

    Before going on expences you better give us the figure I have ask you to see what is wrong

    you can also give the figure just after loading your template

    If there is a memory leak in VSL adding more memory will not help

    Best

    Cyril


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  • I have tons of clicks and pops if I forget to switch off SETI@Home on the slave Macs.

    Maybe thats it? Screensaver kicking in?

    Jochen

    www.jochenschmidt.de


  • what is SETI@Home???

    thanks for the help

    Dave


  • A software to find space aliens.

    Seriously! Google it!

    Jochen