These came up in another thread and I thought they deserved a closer look in their own. This regards Nuendo 5.2.2 PC 32-bit under Windows 7 64-bit.
- By looking at the Task Manager I’ve noticed that Nuendo 32-bit (N5-32) keeps eating away at memory at a rate of about 256k every 8-10 seconds regardless of whether a project is loaded or not. Nuendo 64-bit (N5-64) also seems to increment it’s memory use, but it’s a lot slower in comparison.
Why is this happening? And more importantly: is it normal? I looked at this while working and the memory footprint actually goes up AND down.
- I found a simple utility that patches a 32-bit executable to allow it to use up to 4 GB of memory space under W7-64. I tried loading a project worked under N5-64 in N5-32 last week, and it basically exploded: a memory limit warning from Nuendo was unheeded and serveral C++ runtime crash popups ensued.
I just patched the N5-32 executable with the 4GB utility and I was able to load the exact same 64-bit project in N5-32 without issues. I did get the memory warning from Nuendo, but I disregarded it again and it didn’t crash or break the load in. The project plays through without a hitch and is using up 2.029 GB; after some intervention it’s up to 2.15 GB and still stable. And it seems that as along as 32-bit dll’s exist for their 64-bit counterparts, they’ll be loaded in.
I don’t know if this is a working fix or there are any unknown or hidden issues at this time (I cannot assume any liability if your system explodes…), but If you’re interested this is the original article and the direct link to the patch:
The patch does create a backup of the original exec but I suggest backing up the original manually before you even run it. And make sure you patch the correct exec!..