Lightroom: LR4 Crash on using local adjusment tools

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Development module of LR4 gives much better results than LR3.
However, LR4 crashes very often as soon as I use (heavily) the Adjustment brush or Graduated filters : every 2 to 5 pictures, LR4 crashes.
(WIN7-64, XEON W3550@3GHz CPU, 10Gb ram)
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Philippe Graindorge

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Philippe Graindorge

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Hmm...

Update to my previous post :

Apparently, crash mainly occurs if I start tweeking local adjustment tools before displayed picture is fully stabilized ; I have to be very patient ; when I select a new picture in the film strip, first "loading" is displayed, then the picture is displayed... Don't touch anything, wait another second or two, the picture changes slightly, and the histogram shifts a bit. Okay. Now I can work. If I dont wait long enough, then everything freezes, a white bar appears accross the top of the picture (about 1/5th of the height). I must then close the window, everything turns light grey, close again, and restart LR4. Nothing is lost except maybe the last adjustment. Its really annoying, but there's no real "loss", it only slows my workflow.

Any hints ?
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I think you are saying that you have to wait for the preview to finish loading in Develop module loupe. Correct?

If so, is this only on photos where this is the first time loading it into the Develop module? Can you reproduce by loading a photo, letting it load, going back to grid and then switch to Develop, but try to quickly set local adjustments?

I'm wondering if this is contention on the raw cache.

Also, there are ways to get an app crash log via the "Reliability" applet. Search for "reliability" in the Start menu search and see if there is a recent Lightroom crash log.
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Thanks for your answer

In the meanwhile I have developped about one hundred pictures, and I confirm that nothing happens if I wait for the display to fully stabilize before starting to adjust settings.

I'l have to check this cache thing, although I think that it does happen to pictures that I have already modified in the develop module, then I come back later and fine tune... I'll try with new pictures and let you know.
Regarding "reliability", there is nothing on my computer with that name, apparently. Could it have another name on my french speaking computer ? (you know how fussy computers can be if you don't speak their language ;-)
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It could have something to do with cache as you suggest. It crashes rather unexpectedly, so that its difficult to repeat a scheme. But it seems to me that it happens, when I start working on a new picture that has not been loaded yet, even if it has some settings applied through "synchronize" command.