Yes I have had that same experience. 2.5 athlon, 1 gig of ram.
I'll be browsing through the sounds and as I'm browsing I'm watching the amount of memory being used by RMX rise. I stop browsing and it stays at the current RAM readout. I continue browsing, it uses more RAM. When I get to the around 950mb, protools stops responding, or takes like 30 seconds to a minute to respond to any action. This usually happens when I've loaded at least 5 channels with sounds (no fx).
I don't know if this is normal or not. A fix that I found works is to save your current settings, switch to "Kit" mode, and then back to your saved settings. Then the RAM usage seems to return to normal for a while.
The "out of memory" condition in RMX is not recoverable. If you get that, just save your work and restart your host.
Making RMX consume 950Mb is pretty difficult :-). You'd have to load 8 large groove menus. But, if you'd like to do that, just make sure you have that much virtual memory available to RMX after your host and other plugins stake their claims on memory. Also, make sure your paging file is set to accomodate several Gb...the "out of memory" message is not referring to RAM, it is referring to virtual memory.
I restart my computer.....Task Manager reports memory usage at 90mb
Launch PT...... 203 mb
Open my current RMX session (without RMX) 251mb
Reload the saved version of RMX which constisted of 5 channels of sound
About 10-12 clicks to audition in the elements menu (in one of the 5 channels already being used) and I'm up to 681mb.
Will not go back down, even if I let it remain inactive.
10 more clicks 708mb
switch channels 10 more clicks 807 mgs
switch channels 24 more clicks and I am up to 950mgs of ram
I am not playing anything sequenced. I am just auditioning different
menss in the elements veiw.
I press play in my host, takes 10 seconds to respond. I'm at 991mg
Press play again host will not play but I get curser back
Press play again...takes 20 seconds but starts playing.
Tried one last time, about 20 seconds but won't play.
I am running this through FXwrapper BTW.
Digi 001 - WinXP PRO - PT V. 6.4
Asus K8V SE Deluxe
Kingston PC4000 HYPERX -k RT 2 x 512
CPU AMD 64 3400+ ATHLON 64
CPU FAN A/I ZALMAN CNPS7000A-CU RT
Western Digital 80 gig - System
Western Digital 80 gig - Audio
It's unusual to consume 700Mb of memory in RMX, but not impossible, especially if you're using the largest suites in the core library (a few of the sound menus are huge).
It's hard to believe you're getting an "out of memory" message when using only 950Mb, though. Are you sure? If so, that indicates some problem with your paging file.
Regarding PT stuttering, you should check with Digidesign since RMX is not available/supported on windows RTAS. But, remember that 1Gb is the minimum memory requirement for RMX. In the worst case scenario of simultaneously loading several of the largest elements in the core library, you may need more.
First of all, sorry about the confusion....I'm not recieving "out of memory" by RMX, just very slow and stalled performance which I described above.
Secondly, I'm somewhat of a new XP user, so what I was listing as my RAM usage in the earlier blow by blow report of RAM usage was actually my page file....which I had set to an Initial 768 and a Maximum 1536. Now I have it set to initial and max of 1536mb......I have 1 gig of ram
Still having the same problem. If I do a lot of "auditioning" of elements, it seems to keep increase my page file usage. Lets say I load up all 8 tracks, and my usage is nearing it's peak and it will barely play back.....if I close and restart RMX, it plays back ok, with a PF reading of much lower.
So it's like RMX is taking up memory when I audition files, but never releases it.
I have come across quite a few people having this problem in the last 2 weeks. Worrying!
More worrying is the lack of reply from Spectrum, who is normally very quick to explain certain problems.
Could this mean that it is a known problem and being addressed before a response can be made??