Why is Visual Studio using so much memory?
Probably not directly related to UE4 - but I find I have to keep killing "Package Server" processes and / or restarting visual studio because it's eating up all my RAM and eventually causing system instability.
Anyone know how to solve this? It's Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, I have 16GB of RAM and usually UE4 editor and VS open. I've tried with and without Visual Assist plugin enabled.
"This is actually a problem with your intellisense settings. If you close those processes they just reopen.
Go to "Tools->Options->Text Editor->C/C++->Auto Tune Max Cached Translation Units" Set it to false
Now under the same place set "Max Cached Translation Units" to 2 since that's the lowest possible value.
That will limit VS to only launching 2 of those processes at a time instead of like 7 of them or something. Your horrible performance issues should now go away since all your RAM will stop being eaten up by intellisense. "
answered May 23 '15 at 02:33 PM
A few things: Make sure you have the latest update, should be CTP 4 if I remember right, there's lots of performance improvements especially with large code bases like UE4. In my experience the high memory usage is due to Intellisense parsing the code. I've somewhat mitigated it by disabling Intellisense and installing Visual Assist, which I've found to be more robust and responsive anyway. I note you mention you've tested with and without VAX but are you disabling Intellisense when you turn VAX on?
answered Nov 17 '14 at 06:38 PM
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