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Re: Increasing performance on laptop

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  • mtart_vcs
    ... wrote: I just tried java 1.6.0_01 to see if the performance improves and I still get the problem where all the character tabs disappear after closing one
    Message 1 of 10 , May 11 1:11 PM
      --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, "Martijn Verburg" <martijnverburg@...>
      wrote:
      I just tried java 1.6.0_01 to see if the performance improves and I
      still get the problem where all the character tabs disappear after
      closing one character.


      > We recommend java 1.5.0_11 and apparently java 1.6.0_01 works fine
      as
      > well (but not java 1.6.0)
      >
      > > I was under the impression that PCGen works with Java 1.5 only,
      and
      > that
      > > there may be issues with 1.6?
      > >
      > > david (Papa-DRB)
      > >
      > > Matthew 25:34-40
      > > Pro Deo Et Patria
      > >
      > >
      > > Martijn Verburg wrote:
      > > >> I have 2.5GHz Dell mobile pentium with 1.25GB of RAM. I am
      running
      > > >> Java 1.5 because I was having issues with Java 1.6 shutting
      down
      > > >> character sheets (see earlier posts on this issue).
      > > >>
      > > >> I have set the batch file to "java -Xms256m -Xmx768m -jar
      > > >> pcgen.jar". I am loading the following sources: 3.5 RSRD,
      3.5 RSRD
      > > >> Campaing Set and PCGen Open Gaming Content.
      > > >>
      > > >> Looking at the memory usage in the Windows Task Manager it
      doesn't
      > > >> look like I am running short on memory. However, anytime I
      click a
      > > >> tab on the PCGen GUI the CPU Usage pegs to 100%.
      > > >>
      > > >
      > > > Oh, I just saw the next post which cleared up the RAM settings
      thing
      > > > for me. Try editing the pcgen.bat file and change the 128 to
      256 and
      > > > 256 to 512.
      > > >
      > > > e.g. java -Xms256m -Xmx512m -jar pcgen.jar"
      > > >
      > > > Oh and if you have an Epic level character it's a known issue
      (we're
      > > > still investigating). Also in the preferences there's an
      option to
      > > > show the memory usage in the bottom of the pcgen screen,
      that'll show
      > > > you how much RAM pcgen is taking up.
      > > >
      > > > I've got a less powerful machine than yours, but performance
      doesn't
      > > > degrade until I run out of RAM... Hopefully that fixes it!
      > > >
      > >
      >
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