VCV crashes/freezes Computer

(Jairodallos) #1

I still wait for the day when my computer does not completely crash when I use VCV RACK.

I’ve been waiting for months to see if this is resolved with updates but I see that it does not happen. Audio and video are frozen and I have to restart the computer the wrong way.

Any advice?

#2

what hardware do you have? and what operating system?

does your system crash when using other resource-heavy applications?

(Jairodallos) #3

Hi,
please see the attached image.

2019-04-21_06-24-28

(Jairodallos) #5

I have founded the solution:
using a new video card all is solved; reading the performance of video i found that the problem is the memory avaiable for video in VCV (high consume).

(Andrew Belt) #6

Out of curiosity, what graphics card did you use before, and what are you using now?

(Jairodallos) #7

Hello Andrew
I was using the incorporated video of my asus board: b85m-e

Now i have an ATI 7450 1gb and all is running.

(Andrew Belt) #8

Ah yes, Intel HD 4xxx graphics are somewhat poor for graphical applications.

(Jairodallos) #9

Maybe a suggestion for hardware requirement . I was many months suffering with that, without use the software for more than 10 minutes.
Now, i see the light. :slightly_smiling_face:

(Jon Heal) #10

I’m using an even older CPU (3770) with HD4000 on chip graphics, and I have never had Rack freeze my computer. Dropouts and glitches, yes, but never a hard freeze. There must be more to this story.

(Andrew Belt) #11

Thanks, added. https://vcvrack.com/manual/Installing.html#system-requirements

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(Jairodallos) #12

Hello Jon, i hope nothing more for me.
Elsewhere i will inform if ocurr.

#13

Could be that your system memory is configured differently… typically when a gpu runs out of its own memory it can reach for a bit more from your RAM… depending on the integrator and how they’ve set things up. Might be the source of the issue.

(Jairodallos) #14

I was in the job to see changes in the memory configuration but didn´t be possible a better situation.
Only until a new video card was installed all was a good operation.
Thanks for the comments