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DF V4.0.1.Beta4 Using a LOT more RAM.

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siliconman01
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This applies to Windows 7 SP1 x64 and x86 Professional with DF V4.0.1 Beta 4.

The RAM usage by DisplayFusion.exe is significantly higher than Beta 3. In fact, it appears to be approximately 6-7 times greater than previous verson.
Windows 10 x64 Professional on home built with ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard. Intel I7-6700k CPU,64 gbyte Rip Jaw ram, GeForce 980 Ti graphics card with 3 monitors including Dell P2714T touch screen, 200 Mbps cable internet, 3 ASUS RT-AC88U routers in Aimesh mode, Samsung 970 Pro NVmE M.2 SSD + Samsung 850 Pro 512 gbyte SSD, 8 terabyte WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 external drive, 4 terabyte WD My Cloud Mirror Gen2 external drive, 2 terabyte My Cloud external drive.
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May 22, 2012  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
In previous versions we did some aggressive memory trimming to try to keep the DisplayFusion working set as low as possible. This led to performance and stability issues. In Beta 4 we decided to try and run DF without the memory trimming enabled, just to see if we get improved stability from people reporting other issues. If we don't see any improvement we will revert to the old memory management techniques. However, if you'd like to force DisplayFusion to run as trimmed-down as possible, you can use this Advanced Setting:
http://www.displayfusion.com/AdvancedSettings/#general-memorytrimenabled

Because DisplayFusion is a .NET application, Task Manager will always show a very high memory number for the process. If your system ever gets tight on memory, DisplayFusion will trim itself down, there's no need to worry. The performance gains come from not having to do that when you have lots of free memory. If you have some free memory, let DisplayFusion use a little bit of it to speed itself up.
May 22, 2012  • #2
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siliconman01
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Thanks much for the explanation. The additional memory is not an issue on my systems so, if DF stability and performance is improved, more memory is completely acceptable.
Windows 10 x64 Professional on home built with ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard. Intel I7-6700k CPU,64 gbyte Rip Jaw ram, GeForce 980 Ti graphics card with 3 monitors including Dell P2714T touch screen, 200 Mbps cable internet, 3 ASUS RT-AC88U routers in Aimesh mode, Samsung 970 Pro NVmE M.2 SSD + Samsung 850 Pro 512 gbyte SSD, 8 terabyte WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 external drive, 4 terabyte WD My Cloud Mirror Gen2 external drive, 2 terabyte My Cloud external drive.
May 23, 2012  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thank you for being so understanding! We knew this change would generate a few concerned responses, but we felt the added performance and stability justified the extra memory.
May 23, 2012  • #4
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