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Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7159

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im just wondering if you put like 1000's oc comics in the library, comvert everything to cbz, and use the comicvine scraper to get info on all your comics and save everything, won't that eat up tons of ram or memory? i'm not sure so i thought i would ask, hope i don't sound like too much of a noob.
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7161

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Dr.RoXo wrote:
... if you put like 1000's oc comics in the library, comvert everything to cbz, and use the comicvine scraper to get info on all your comics and save everything, won't that eat up tons of ram or memory...

Here is my memory usage doing all that you mentioned



Don't know how much is "eat up", but I don't mind even 1 Kb of that memory use.. B)
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7162

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yeah i was just wondering if doing all that would make my comuter really slow or something.
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7163

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My average usage is 170-230MB of RAM. On the Win7 laptop with 4GB of RAM this isn't even a drop in the bucket :D
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7164

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Problem is that most people actually do not know how memory management in modern OSs works. For those ComicRack has the command line switch "-lm memory".

Memory is the amount of memory in MB you want ComicRack to use at max. To limit ComicRack to 50MB start it with "ComicRack.exe -lm 50".

Try it and wonder at the miracle of modern memory mangement :)
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7166

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i know im a noob LOL, but i just dont know alot about computers and just try to keep mine in the best shape possible.
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7167

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I hope you did not get my answer wrong. I had no intend to mock you.

It was more of a general answer. So you may describe yourself to be a n00b, but you're in good company with people who do not :)
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7172

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Going a bit further on the "eating ram" issue, i'd just like to point out that there is absolutely no gain in having ANY memory free. You payed it, and its basically being wasted. As long as you have enough memory, having 1kb or 1gb free is exactly the same, and your performance won't suffer because of it.

Thats why you should not be afraid of using the cache values as long as they fit on your available memory. Any memory not used is basically wasted. Its doing -nothing- and still using electricity, which you pay for.

As for a specific program memory usage, several other factors weight in too. In a Windows environment, most programs use shared libraries (mostly .dll's). Those are shared among programs that use them, so even if a program is showing up as using XX amount of memory, bear in mind that -some- of it is probably shared with other applications or even the operating system itself. Comicrack uses .Net framework, and that has the same feature. Some programs that show memory usage sometimes account for all the dlls on all programs as being unique. This means that program A, B, C have XX, YY, ZZ memory usage when in reality they have a percentage of that shared among all codebase.

Interestingly, this is a behaviour that has always plagued people trying to figure out memory usage in Linux (the so called Dark Art).

Again, having free memory means nothing if you're not going to need it for something else. Linux deals quite elegantly with this by using all otherwise-free memory for caching (disk access mainly). Comicrack allows for caching of pages, etc - use that.

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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7174

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cYo wrote:
I hope you did not get my answer wrong. I had no intend to mock you.

It was more of a general answer. So you may describe yourself to be a n00b, but you're in good company with people who do not :)

oh no i didnt think you were mocking me i thought it was funny, like someone once said, i'm just happy to be here.

and thanks everyone for helping with this matter.
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Re:Does comicrack eat up ram or memory? 7 years 7 months ago #7192

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could not have written it better :)
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