Interesting issue been driving me a bit mad. Once every 3-5 mins, EG 4.3 will all of a suddent spike up to over 50% CPU usage even when just editing code with the rest of CPU suddenly occupied by an antivirus. EG 4.3 stays frozen for like 15 seconds then unfreezes itself. Thought it was AV, i.e. Kaspersky IS 2010. But funny thing, switched to Avira, and it does the same thing with avguard.exe.
It's really annoying :/ Any idea what it might be? All the rest of system seems to be fine, core 2 duo, 6 gb of ram, ssd, win 7 64, a quite fast machine otherwise.
Turned off all av scanners, EG 4.3 still freezes but now for smaller amount of time, 5 seconds, in task manager, cpu cons goes over 50 % as before. And it seems to happen when nothing actually is going on.
Glad that you are enjoying the EG programming environment.
If you have a tool such as Process Explorer (download from Microsoft) you can examine a bit more about your SEGuide.exe process, including loaded modules. Sometimes you can identify the presence of other processes that might interfere.
If you can consistently reproduce these issues, it's a great thing to track with SAS Tech Support. They can provide some information about adding additional logging diagnostics that might help identify the issue.
It's still on, I have to exit KIS ( putting seguide.exe into exceptions didnt help) and i installed avira antivirus, put seguide there as an exception and the annoying freezing time reduced still there but not as long. I'm gonna field test it more.
Installed a fresh win 7 64 on a i7 oc'ed machine w 8 gb of 1600 ram, nothing else running. EG 4.3 still does the same thing, this is a bit ridiculous. You are just looking at the screen then it freezes for 5 seconds cpu usage spikes up to say 10%. No KIS running. I specifically upgraded to avoid this kind of inefficiencies. Any idea what else might cause it? I want to patch it too, but somehow it ended up not included in the listing of installed programs in SAS, so the SAS installer doesn't see it.
EG 4.3 uses .NET 3.5 SP1, which uses the .NET 2.0 CLR (the version you cite). The other version of the runtime you mention goes with .NET 4.0, which EG does not officially support. The next version of EG will use the .NET 4.0 runtime.
Again, this is something that you should be working with SAS Tech Support on.
Arsenio - one other idea a teammate just mentioned to me... Check your Tools->Options->Project Recovery settings. If set to save too often, it can have the effect of blocking the app -- especially if you have an overzealous virus scanner that scans the backup files as they are written.
You can try to turn that off, or set it for a longer interval and see if it helps.
Will test drive this today. Had it at 5 mins maybe that was the problem? I just realized btw that it hogs exactly 1 thread/1core.... approx 50% of total load on dual core ( 2 threads) and approx 12.5 % of the total load on 4cores - 8 thread i7 2600k machine. I've heard cpu hoggin problems with .net before, so it sounds like a viable culprit.