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Slow UI no matter what I have tried. - northernmonkeyz - 10-09-2014

Hi all,
I have a model B which I use just for XBMC streaming (no local media stored) and I am having issues with UI menu lags and the occasional re-boot.
I have the latest OpenElec installed and I have overclocked to turbo.
Someone mentioned that I may need a better power supply which I bought but it made no difference, then it was suggested I try another power supply which is being delivered soon.
Someone also mentioned memory split, however I would like some advice on what settings to try.
I am running my Pi with a USB 3.0 and a class 10 SD card (no other USB devices).
I have turned off RSS feeds and unnecessary artwork and I have also kept the addons to a minimum with the default skin active.
Can anyone offer any tips on speeding up the UI? I should point out that the movies playback great so no issue there.
A typical time scale for getting something to start is easily over a minute, maybe a minute and a half.
Cheers,
Al


Slow UI no matter what I have tried. - lrusak - 10-09-2014

I have my RPi overclocked to 1200Mhz and it is still slower than my x86 hardware. How much do you expect from a $35 device? Big Grin


Slow UI no matter what I have tried. - northernmonkeyz - 10-09-2014

lrusak post=119610 Wrote:I have my RPi overclocked to 1200Mhz and it is still slower than my x86 hardware. How much do you expect from a $35 device? Big Grin

Hi,
Thank for the comment, however I have seen other pi's on youtube running it and they seem to be a lot faster than mine!
I know it wasn't expensive but I am investing a bit of time to try and get it to the speed of others.
You say its clocked at 1200....can you elaborate on the the rest of the overclock settings you have?
Also do you have heatsinks/fans?

Lastly should I bother with the 256 gpu split?


Slow UI no matter what I have tried. - lrusak - 10-09-2014

I really just use my RPi for testing, so I don't know how stable that overclock is for long periods of time, especially because it uses force_turbo=1 and overvoltage=8

Anyways, You can look into the memory split, my RPi's are only the 256MB version so I can't really change much there.

Other than that, turn off the recently added widget on the home screen if they are on and turn of any other services that you don't need, like bluetooth, cron, samba, webserver, etc.


Slow UI no matter what I have tried. - nickr - 10-09-2014

Skin makes an enormous difference too.


Slow UI no matter what I have tried. - lrusak - 10-09-2014

nickr post=119623 Wrote:Skin makes an enormous difference too.

Confluence is about as fast as it gets

There are some others listed here, but I wrote this FAQ over a year ago, so I don't know if all the skins exist anymore
http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/Raspberry_Pi_FAQ

If I remember correctly, quartz and metropolis were the best of the bunch but I still prefer confluence the most.


Slow UI no matter what I have tried. - nickr - 10-09-2014

Eminence (which is quite sophisticated) apprently runs well on pi. http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=187071

Ace is meant to be quite light too.