I’m running a Windows 7 PC that’s got a couple years on it but is pretty beefy; 8GB RAM, 2,6GHZ i5 CPU, solid state hard drive (where I store all my AUPs and the Audacity application, and the OS) and versions 2.05 and 2.06 of Audacity have been so slow as to be almost unusable.
(This is from the ZIP file, not the installer)
Yes, my projects are often more than 1 hour, sometimes I have 4 tracks that are over 2 hours, but I’ve had that since Audacity 1.2x and never had this type of issue. But now, I do Fade in, wait literally 10-15 seconds, and then the effect takes place. Delete, silence, copy, cut…everything has a minimum 10 second lag
I have even gone into Task manager and set the priority of Audacity.exe *32 to “real time” and no improvement.
It shows audacity as only taking about 16MB of RAM so I don’t think it’s a memory issue. My CPU and RAM both have plenty of availability per Task Manager. When I do a task in audacity the CPU meter does pump up to about 75% but never spiking at 100, and the total RAM used in my system is only around 4GB
But this is making it so I can’t even edit anything… I’m hoping there is a fix? I can’t imagine more hardware is the answer for this…