Speeding up Atmel Studio 6.2

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 Just thought I'd throw this out there since the consensus is that Atmel Studio is getting slower and slower. 

 

I've been pretty frustrated with Atmel Studio 6.2's performance (6.2.1563 - SP2).  The issues that affected me across 3 different Windows 7 computers were in the areas of startup and doing simple things like reconfiguring project toolchain/devices.  To just look at my project's properties, it takes about 75 seconds of unresponsiveness.  Switching tabs also takes about 40-75 seconds too.

 

The fix was darn simple, uninstall Atmel Software Framework from your computer's "Programs and Features"!

 

Now opening project properties is down to seconds, and switching 'Tabs' in the project no longer freezes up.

 

It's actually a pretty decent tool now that it's not irritating the heck out of me with unresponsiveness.

 

Last Edited: Fri. Apr 10, 2015 - 05:05 AM
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Yet another reason to not use ASF code!

 

EDIT: WOW!  I just tried this fix.  AS launch and project open seem just as slow, but I really saw the difference when opening the Project Properties tab.  This used to take 20 - 30 seconds to open.  Now it takes 2 - 3.  A tenfold increase is a GOOD THING!!!

 

BTW, I am currently running AS on an 8 year old laptop with dual-core Pentium at 1.8 GHz with 2 GB RAM. 

Greg Muth

Portland, OR, US

Xplained/Pro/Mini Boards mostly

 

Make Xmega Great Again!

 

Last Edited: Fri. Apr 10, 2015 - 06:40 PM
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woohoo!  i'm glad this helped.

 

before I figured this out, I almost threw AS away and was about to bite the bullet and get an IAR or Rowley IDE.

 

But if I did actually want ASF for the more complex MCU's, I found the software runs decently under Windows 8.1 on a Intel i7-4790K w/ 16GB RAM and Samsung Pro SSD.  But, all my work computers are 3rd generation i7's with only 8GB of ram and regular 5400rpm drives.

 

Last Edited: Fri. Apr 10, 2015 - 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the tip, while I was there I also deleted the UNWANTED ARM and 32bit toolchain, it still takes 15 seconds on 2nd time start but a lot better that the 1 or 2 minutes it usually took.

 

Of course I have saved myself a lot time and pain by sticking to AS4.18 for real work.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Been there and done that. Then it all slows down again after sometime. Wonder why ?

 

Paul

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JS said:

I also deleted the UNWANTED ARM and 32bit toolchain

I decided to give this a try as well.  Startup was a little faster and project load was significantly faster!

Greg Muth

Portland, OR, US

Xplained/Pro/Mini Boards mostly

 

Make Xmega Great Again!

 

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An SSD makes a huge difference.

I found a 500GB Samsung on sale for a good price.