Thread: Calibre Speedup
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Adoby View Post
… Do you know some other ways to speed up calibre? Please add more suggestions!
Here are a few:
  • Set Antivirus auto-scan to exclude calibre libraries.
  • Add RAM to the computer.
  • Adjust calibre preference settings that affect performance: Job priority (Behavior); Max simultaneous jobs (Miscellaneous); Limit the max simultaneous conversion/news jobs to available cores (Miscellaneous). I've got job priority = normal, ticked checkbox for limit max simultaneous jobs to the available CPU cores, and max simultaneous conversion/news jobs set to 6 for a quadcore i7, based on some testing of bulk conversions while a couple other applications were running, but I don't know if these are really ideal settings for a quadcore.
  • Translate any complex template programming into general program mode, and ensure the tweak compile_gpm_templates = true, which is the default, so calibre automatically compiles those template programs.
  • In large libraries use column lookup names in all searches, including saved searches, to achieve significantly faster search results than searches without column lookup names.

Last edited by unboggling; 10-19-2012 at 10:04 PM. Reason: clarify
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