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Offline Mr_DBUG

Excessive chipmem usage on os 3.1.4 ?
« on: March 12, 2021, 09:44:34 PM »
Hello !
I am since recently running OS3.1.4 softkicked on CF card on one of my A1200s (with the brilliant Amigakit CF rear port adapter) -
but I am having problems that Chipmem is used up so fast ! Seems it happens on listing directories ?
Any solution / ideas for me ?

Greets Dag !

Offline kolla

Re: Excessive chipmem usage on os 3.1.4 ?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 09:46:06 AM »
What do you mean by “listing directories”? Opening drawers on Workbench? Using “List” in the shell?

Do you use “C:Copy” a lot as well? :)

In general it is a good idea to use FBlit or P96+Native driver to save precious chipram, but you then need more fast ram instead.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2021, 09:48:37 AM by kolla »
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Offline Dynamic_Computing

Re: Excessive chipmem usage on os 3.1.4 ?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 01:47:00 PM »
If by listing directories you mean opening windows on Workbench - then yes. If you have hundreds of files and icons, like with a WHDLOAD installation, your CHIPRAM will vanish incredibly fast. What you want is a utility to move that data (and others) to FAST RAM. In the past, FBLIT did a good job. With Amiga OS 3.1.4 you will have better luck loading Picasso96 (Available to purchase for a few bucks from Individual Computers) and a driver you can find on Aminet called native.lha. This combinations adds a few RTG tricks to your OCS/ECS/AGA Amiga, including keeping icon and Workbench picture data in FAST RAM. It is incredibly useful, and afterwards Workbench gently sips CHIP RAM instead of guzzling it.

Offline F0LLETT

Re: Excessive chipmem usage on os 3.1.4 ?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 12:59:27 PM »
Easy thing to do, is show by name and then show all files.
Saves killing Chip RAM.
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Offline soviet

Re: Excessive chipmem usage on os 3.1.4 ?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 09:05:12 PM »
Is maybe best to install the rom chip, i have 2 megs chip free only have the normal 3.1.4 install and the 3.1.4 rom on the 500+.