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Google Earth Causing Lockups (earth Lockups)


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#1 8bobcat8

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:29 PM

I loaded Google Earth on Saturday and had great fun flying around. I didnít have but only a few problems with lockups after extensive panning and zooming. Come Sunday, lockups were frequent and the program had trouble loading once or twice.
I uninstalled and reinstalled it but no change. I checked Task Manager Performance and discovered that Earth is of course a RAM hog with my 2GB of RAM running at 70-80% just before lockup. This prompts 3 questions.
1) Why did Saturdays sessions run way longer then Sundays. I was doing the same things both days albeit I was not monitoring Saturdayís events.
2) As you pan and zoom Earth, the Physical Memory % (at the bottom of the Task Manager Window) builds as does the Memory Usage History. Why do these indicators not go down (reduce) as or when you stop panning and zooming.
3) Are there any settings Iíve overlooked that could help these lockups.

HP dv6375 laptop (15.4Ē), Vista pro w/ no sp1*, 2.00 GHz T7200, 160 Gig Drive (7200 RPM), GeForce Go 7400 GPU

Thanks,
BobCat

*Edit: sp1 was sp2
Edit: Also I have run Kaspersky and Norton Int. Protection scans with nothing shown in results.
Also running IE7.

Edited by 8bobcat8, 23 September 2008 - 09:45 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:39 AM

Well, I guess I've answered most of my own questions! At least the important one. The answer is ReadyBoost. Fixes the problem cold. I added a 4GB Cruzer and the difference is marked.

Thanks for listening,
BobCat

Edited by 8bobcat8, 23 September 2008 - 10:40 AM.





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