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Possible ArchiCAD Memory Leak Problem?

Anonymous
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Morning all, I have a problem running 2 or more instances of ArchiCAD at the same time. This is a new issue as I've been running the program on my computer for just about a year now and this has only cropped up in the past couple months. Basically the problem is that if I already have one instance of ArchiCAD running and then attempt to open a second, it will, but not without crippling my system. One instance of the program will begin hoggin all the available memory, and I mean all of it. Lets say the file I have open uses about 2.5 gigs of ram, if I open a second file in a new instance, the original will begin to balloon. I watched it climb to 6.5-7 gb in the task manager. The only way to close the ballooning instance is to end its process. I do not know what is causing this but it's impeding my ability to work. Any ideas?

Specs:
ArchiCAD v16
Alienware m17xr4
Windows7 Home Prem 64bit
Intel i7-3740QM @ 2.70GHz
8192MB Ram
Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce 680M
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
I have heard of this in 17 & 18 (known problem there) but haven't heard of this affecting version 16.
See this discussion.

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=47032

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
Barry Kelly
Moderator
And here is another that mentions a problem with Nvidia cards which I see you have.

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=46749

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

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