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Old 12-24-2014, 05:13 PM
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Default Inconsistent memory usage PT11.3 OSX10.10

So over the last week I've been running some preliminary tests on a USB 3 test drive. My system information is in my sig, and for those of you on Tapatalk:

MBP 15" Mountain Lion 10.8.5, i7 2.6Ghz, 8Gb DDR, 750Gb 7200rpm internal, PT 10.3.8, PT 11.2.2 (test), Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, Focusrite Octopre MkII, Avalon 737sp Glyph GTP50 1TB, DW drums, Fender Guitars, AKG, Rode, Sennheiser, Rapco Iso/split, M1 Active monitors, Equator D5 monitors

I have come across various interesting inconsistencies. The most notable is the one in the tittle. I have attached two pictures of the situation, where I'm getting different results from Pro Tools on the original install vs. the Carbon Copy Clone.

If you can believe it, the clone seems to be running much more stable than the original 'clean' install. Has anyone experienced this type of inconsistency with regards to memory usage?

You can see that the original install using the exact same session, which consists of my normal template with all my plugs lined up, and one instance of Xpand2!, results in around 43% usage. The session has a stereo Acoustic guitar track recorded, and one vocal track recorded at 24bit/48k. The other tracks are blank.

The Clone seems to hover around 18 - 19% memory usage and seems to be more reliable on boot. Meaning that I don't have to reboot the system for Pro Tools to play nice with Xpand (whether it's in the session or not)

Anyone else experiencing these kinds of troubles?

Great thing is that I still have a stable working 10 system, and so far a stable PT11 system on a 10.8.5 test drive.

Really looking to make the jump to Yosemite if I can get it to work consistently.

Merry Holiday season!
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File Type: jpg Original install PT11.3 OSX10.10 clean.jpg (61.8 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg Carbon copy clone of original install.jpg (59.6 KB, 0 views)
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