I "was" having major performance problems within EZ Builder that was getting worse and worse. The program would lag badly and sometimes lock up and crash. It was driving me nuts. Window 7 was not effected but I could not decide if it was my laptop, win 7 or EZ-B. The problem got worse to the point I couldn't even click on a button or drag a window around within EZ Builder and have it react. Then EZ-B would lock up and the program would crash. I tried to have just EZ Builder running and nothing else. However testing showed Win 7 and other programs would stay up and work nicely. Then I realized that the problem had gotten worse as I added ADC port Value monitors from the Add Control feature. I have 9 ADC Value monitors running now and all were watching different ADC ports on two different boards (I plan to add more soon). Once I clicked the Pause box on all but a few ADC monitor windows all my problems went away and EZ Builder ran perfectly! No lag, no crashes.
Is this usual behavior? Seems like monitoring ADC poets is very intensive for EZ Builder. However when the lagging problem was occurring I was watching a CPU monitor and EZ-B was only using about 60% of core 2 of a dual core CPU. Has anyone else had this issue running more then a few of these monitors? Would a stronger laptop with a better graphs board run these monitors better and without lag? I'm running on an older Dell laptop with a duel core Intel Centrino now.
Now, it's not an issue since I paused most of the monitoring windows. Also now that my B9 project is mostly setup and working without issue I really see no need for the 9 or more ADC monitor windows. But they're really cool to watch as B9 is run by EZ-B.