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Old 12-31-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Well first of all, thanks and congratulations to kovidgoyal for such an awesome piece of software! If I didn't know any better, I'd say someone's been reading my wish book again...

Anyway, on to the topic! I've been using Book Collector to maintain my library, but I've run into a problem. My PC is a little long in the tooth, and as the Book Collector library file has gotten bigger, the program has hogged more resources and slowed my system down. I've now got 1,600 titles catalogued, but my system is running at a crawl when I've got Book Collector open.

My question is thus: will the same thing happen as my Calibre library gets bigger? I've had a look around and not been able to find an answer to this yet, however if it has already been posted-my apologies for doubling up.
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Well first of all, thanks and congratulations to kovidgoyal for such an awesome piece of software! If I didn't know any better, I'd say someone's been reading my wish book again...

Anyway, on to the topic! I've been using Book Collector to maintain my library, but I've run into a problem. My PC is a little long in the tooth, and as the Book Collector library file has gotten bigger, the program has hogged more resources and slowed my system down. I've now got 1,600 titles catalogued, but my system is running at a crawl when I've got Book Collector open.

My question is thus: will the same thing happen as my Calibre library gets bigger? I've had a look around and not been able to find an answer to this yet, however if it has already been posted-my apologies for doubling up.
I had over 2000 files cataloged in Calibre without any noticeable change in performance of my computer. And that's with Firefox opened with over 40 tabs and using the conversion software in Calibre too.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:32 AM   #3
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When you say your PC is getting a bit long in the tooth, what sort of RAM does it have. In my experience I would not want to try and run Calibre on a machine with less than 512Mb of memory if I was handling a library of any size. Calibre seems to be memory hungry with larger libraries rather than processor hungry.
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When you say your PC is getting a bit long in the tooth, what sort of RAM does it have. In my experience I would not want to try and run Calibre on a machine with less than 512Mb of memory if I was handling a library of any size. Calibre seems to be memory hungry with larger libraries rather than processor hungry.
Yes, that seems to be the problem I've had with Book Collector as well. I've got 512mb of RAM.
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Maybee even though it is an old machine it might be worth adding a bit more RAM then. It might give it a new lease of life.
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