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    Scanning -> super resource hog, bogs computer

    Using Simplescan is helpful for scanning my notes from class, but when I save to PDF it basically locks up my computer. I set the priority to 10 and this fixes the problem enough that my mouse responds now, but it is still a problem. My computer only has about 1.8Gb of Ram and Simplescan plus convert (which apparently is called by simplescan) uses almost all available Ram. Is there a way to prevent this? I don't mind doubling processing time if it means that I don't have to wait for each set of notes to finish scanning before I can type essays. We are talking about 10 maybe 15 pages at a time. I did more but it locked my computer for quite a while. In addition, I believe there may be a memory-leak as after closing the program there is still a slight hang in response-time until rebooting.

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    Re: Scanning -> super resource hog, bogs computer

    I was scanning one of my old notebooks - which took hours - when simplescan just quit all of a sudden. I restarted simplescan but everything was gone.

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    Re: Scanning -> super resource hog, bogs computer

    Quote Originally Posted by MarjaE View Post
    I was scanning one of my old notebooks - which took hours - when simplescan just quit all of a sudden. I restarted simplescan but everything was gone.
    MarjaE: That stinks! Did you report your crash to the simplescan peoples? Also, was there a 'core' file dumped?

    I believe the speed problem is tied to Image conversion. Not sure about a memory-leak yet. Partially solved (tolerated) by changing priorities such that it is less important than other programs.

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