For a long time I have been curious about RAM usage in Cubase…
I have 32gb RAM and an EW Hollywood Orchestra (PLAY) template that fills most of that.
When I load a project, Cubase RAM usage gets up to around 28.4GB (as measured by task manager), and I usually get a little popup in warning me that I’m running out of memory.
However, after around 3 minutes, Cubase RAM usage suddenly drops to around 18gb.
My template is still there, fully-loaded, and running smoothly; so why this sudden drop in usage?
I’m just curious about this. I asked on another forum and someone speculated that it was probably some kind of ‘garbage collection’ process.
Is that what’s going on?
Anyway, I’ve observed this pattern for a long time. But just recently it seems to have stopped happening!
Now the RAM usage when the project is loaded starts at around 28GB, but then remains at that level for the whole session.
There is none of the speculative ‘garbage collection’ process that previously would drop the Cubase RAM usage down to 18GB.
What’s going on?
I have not updated Cubase.
I have not updated PLAY.
The project has not generally expanded in anyway.
Could Windows updates have altered memory management in some way?
So yeah, two questions:
Why did this drop in RAM usage after about 3 minutes happen?
And why is it not happening anymore?