Question: Memory Leak?

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A Soc mate informed me he was receiving a low memory error message, so I naturally said, 'time to upgrade that 8 Gig of RAM'. However he had 16 Gig of RAM which I feel should be sufficient.

I have 32 Gig of RAM, but am able to reproduce the issue he had in the screenshot above.

I saw some new players reporting of crashes and that is typically overheating or memory problems where Entropia is concerned during the Summer months.

Anyone else having issues?
 

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could be the graphics card? i get the low memory massage when i have to temporarily use my on-board graphics card.
 

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Yeah for me its a vram issue, my graphics card has 8gb and as it'll slowly creep towards 8gb used then crash
 

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My graphics card is 4 Gb RAM, and I've just chatted to another Win7 user who is showing 2.6 Gb RAM in Task Manager and not having any issues at all.



It isn't getting any better as you can see above and that's with approximately 3.5 hours session time.

I'm done for tonight. Sleep well. :zzz:
 

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On mobile so can't easily locate previous thread, but I tested this with several hours of perfmon and it was leaking about 1GB per 45 mins, but this was several VUs ago so no idea if it's better or worse now.

But yes , it definitely leaks.
 

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I can still run it on a xeon E5450 lga 771 cpu with 8 gb of ram and a gtx 960.

 

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Yep, been having this issue for a while now. Not tech savvy enough to know what's causing it though.
 

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I've noticed a memory leak recently too. Sucks because my laptop ends up using a lot of virtual memory reducing the lifespan of my ssd and creating a lot of heat too. Only way to free up the memory is to log out of windows and log back in.
 

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Seems worst on Caly, there it can hit memory limit and crash out in an hour or two. On RT and Monria I can be running for >16hrs and no problems at all
 

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Same problem yes now and then i get it ..
 

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Same problem exists when playing with Wine on Linux (yes, it isn't supported, just saying that the problem isn't based on some Windows-internal thingie). Just simply standing around and sweating at Boreas or Royal Club requires relogging like every 40 minutes or so.
 

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CP is the worst of all.
Stand there for a few mins and you will soon run out of memory.
If I am in one of the domes or the cave I'm ok.
If I am in the main building I will run out of memory.
If I try to craft... Then I will run out FAST!!
If I fly back to Calypso the game does not release the memory, and I will have to log out and back in to play on Calypso.
Iv been saying this for months!!

AND....
WHY ARE WE IN WINDOWED FULL SCREEN MODE!!!!
 

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The only observation I have so far is memory increase doesnt go up when there are no other green dots around.

It looks like Version 17.2 isn't too far away, perhaps it will disappear then.
 

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Yes i have noticed memory leak too. Not sure what the reason is but at one point Entropia was using 7GB of my 8GB RAM.
 

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Yep, been having that problem too ... I would crash out 2-3 times per weekend session
 

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i seem to remember a time when i had hope ... but my memory seems to be overloaded...
 

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No crashes here so far for me. But the CPU last week were more visible. I will check the RAM more and see if it causes any trouble (looks good so far)
 

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I've had trouble for years but back then it was because I only had 4GB RAM. I used to use some sort of fix that allowed windows to allocate more than half the system RAM to a process (there was a historical issue with windows in that some bright spark used the MSB of the address to determine is something was system or process RAM).

These days I've got 6GB and have yet to use that fix but I do notice the low memory warning start in game after a while. Normally this is if I loiter at the newbie area on Caly.

Fairly certain the leak is something to do with avatars showing up and somehow something about them or their gear not being de-allocated properly after they are gone.

Wistrel

PS maybe someone should just stand in the newbie area on Caly for a bit and record a video of the RAM going up and up and the radar on display. It should be pretty apparent how many avatars are around.
 
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