Another thing you can try that may or may not help, is to make a memory dump shortcut. What it will do is release any used memory from any idle processes that may be running. It is sort of a band-aid for slower systems but it might help some.
to make one...
1. right-click on your desktop and click "new"
2. then click "shortcut"
3. Next a dialog box will come up asking for a location. Type "%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks" (leave the quotes out).
4. Click "next" and name your shortcut. For example I name mine Memory Dump.
5. Click "finish" and a new Icon should be on your desktop with the name you gave it.
As a side note you can change that icon's appearance to suit your tastes.
From there whenever you think things are getting sluggish, you can click that icon and the computer will clear the memory from all the idle processes running on the pc hopefully freeing up a little ram that RideRunner can put to use.
processidletasks sends a system wide event that the processor is idle. Any programs that do things while idle will then load up and perform their task (aka memory usage will increase). Many of these functions run hourly or every other day...and do so at a lower priority so it really has no effect.
I figure pre-loading screens is probably the best option..
Thanks for the help
Well, seeing that in my case the main RRMedia exe is basically an event driven app. It sits idle until its told to do something and if was the case that one or more events occurred by the next ~5 min interval, it will dump any excess empty working mem to free it up for what ever else may need it.
Oh! One I forgot to mention.....
to the RR.ini.
This changes RR from updating the screen once every second, to 1/10th of a second. This may or may not help, as it could actually slow down a slower PC. If it does seem to slow down, try ScreenRefresh=5 and so on.
On the other hand, if it's a decent system, it makes RR FLY!